Natchez man murdered in Jefferson County; 3 suspects in custody

Published 6:31 pm Saturday, January 20, 2024

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with agents of Mississippi Bureau of Investigations (MBI), and Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) are currently investigating a shooting that led to the death of a young male on Highway 61 in Fayette, MS.

On Thursday at around 10:39 p.m., the victim called 911 and stated that he had been shot.

Upon the arrival of law officials, a silver Chevrolet pickup truck was discovered in the median on US 61 with what appeared to be multiple bullet holes in the driver’s side door.

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The driver of the vehicle was also found at the location suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced as deceased.

The victim was identified as 19-year-old Robert Campbell Jr. of Natchez.

Three suspects, two 17-year-olds and a 20-year-old have been taken into custody, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigations are ongoing.