1 dead in Adams County shooting; Suspect in custody

Elijah Hall (Photo: Adams County Sheriff's Department)

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) — One person has died in a shooting in Adams County, officials said.

According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, one person is in custody in connection with the crime.

Sheriff’s deputies said 41-year-old Elijah Hall was taken into custody.

The incident happened in the Morgantown area of Adams County. Deputies were called to Morgantown Road after they received reports of shots fired in the 300 block.

When they arrived, deputies were flagged down by a witness who led them to the victim. They found 41-year-oldf Joyce Haynes dead at the scene from several gunshot wounds.

Hall was taken into custody a few minutes later on Brookfield Drive.

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