Thursday, October 4, 2012
Three shootings under investigation
By SUE WATSON
Marshall County investigators are seeking additional information in three shootings, one resulting in death, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
He asked anyone who has information that may help solve the three cases to call 662-252-1311 and leave tips with crime investigators or to call Crime Stoppers at 800-729-2169. Callers may remain anonymous.
The first incident occurred at a residence in the 100 block of Ridge Road. An Olive Branch man was killed.
Dickerson said Miguel Angel Cruz Jr., 24, died of a single gunshot wound to the chest. The case is being investigated as a homicide.
“No one has been charged at this time,” the sheriff said, while investigators continue to seek additional information.
Coroner James Richard Anderson said an autopsy is being performed. The shooting was called in at 10:07 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Anderson said.
Another incident involved an armed robbery by two suspects at a Walnut Circle residence off Mathews Corner Road Sunday, Sept. 30.
“Two armed suspects kicked in a door and robbed Elbert Joyner and a female in the residence,” Dickerson said. “Joyner was shot during the initial robbery and remains in The Med in critical condition.”
Another Sunday, Sept. 30, shooting at about 2:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Highway 349 South in Potts Camp is also under investigation, Dickerson said.
Officers and investigators were dispatched to the scene, where Wesley Benson of Stone Road in Potts Camp was found shot inside the residence. He was airlifted to The Med where he is recovering from a gunshot wound.
Dickerson again asked that anyone who has any information concerning these cases to call his office or Crime Stoppers. Callers may leave tips with investigators anonymously. Information provided will be strictly held in confidence.
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