1 shot at Pear Orchard Apartments in Ridgeland; 1 arrested

Derrell Carter
Derrell Carter

RIDGELAND, Miss. – One person is jailed for a Wednesday night shooting that happened at an apartment complex in Ridgeland.

Police tell us 21-year-old Derrell Carter was arrested in connection with the shooting.

It happened at Pear Orchard Apartments just after 10 p.m.

Police said  they were notified after an emergency official from St. Dominic’s Hospital called them because a patient showed up to be treated for a gunshot wound.

Carter stopped the vehicle, the victim approached the car and was shot, police said.

He was taken into custody at 6:31 Thursday morning at his Ridgeland home.

He’s facing aggravated assault with a weapon and possession of marijuana charges.

His bond is set at $100,000.


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