Two dead after Vicksburg Christmas fire

Photo Courtesy: Vicksburg Police Department

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – A man and his son are dead from an “apparent murder-suicide” on Christmas Day.

The Vicksburg Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance call on Christmas night at a residence located on Briarwood Place.

VPD found the house on fire and two makes dead outside.

Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart  says both died from lacerations.

James Jarrod Wasson, 39, and Jim Wasson, 9 have been identified as the deceased.

Both have been sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for autopsies to determine the exact cause of deaths.

It appears that James Wasson died from a self-inflicted injury according to Vicksburg PD.

Wasson’s wife and another child were able to leave the residence during the incident.

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