Family finds man dead in wooded area in Vicksburg; Homicide investigation underway

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) — Vicksburg Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a body was found Friday in a wooded area.

According to the police department, Anderson White, III was found dead on Military Avenue around 12:45 p.m.

Police said they responded to the same area Thursday for a shots fired call around 11:35 p.m. They didn’t find any activity.

Friday around 10:45 a.m., officials found a vehicle crashed into a road sign   After searching the area, investigators left the scene. They were able to determine that White last drove the vehicle.

Two hours later, authorities said White’s family and friends told police they found his body in a wooded area on Military Avenue. Vicksburg Police said it appears that he was shot at least once.

Officers said the shooting suspect, 17-year-old Robert Harris, Jr., turned himself in around 3 p.m.

The motive is unknown at this time; police are still investigating.

 

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