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Defendant Fatally Shot Outside Miss. Courthouse; Suspect in Custody


Story by the Associated Press; curated by Jon Street.

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An official has identified the victim in a fatal shooting outside a Mississippi courthouse.

According to an indictment forwarded to The Associated Press by Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest, the victim in the Monday morning shooting was Kendrick Armond Brown.

#BREAKINGUPDATE: 1 dead in shooting outside Madison County Circuit Court in Canton. A witness describes what she saw:http://wapt.tv/6188B1Ppg

Posted by 16 WAPT News Jackson on Monday, August 3, 2015

Guest has said the victim was waiting outside the courthouse with his lawyer and was expected to appear in court on drug charges. Guest says prosecutors expected that the victim would reject a plea offer and the judge would then set the case for trial.

A suspect has been arrested and is in custody in the county jail. Both Guest and Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker have said they don't know why the suspect would have shot the other man. Guest says the victim was not a witness or a suspect in other current criminal cases.

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