Victim identified, one arrested after deadly Hazlehurst shooting

Hazlehurst, Miss. (WJTV) – Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley says one person was shot and killed Saturday on Beasley Street.

Oliver Brown, Jr. turns himself in to police following deadly Hazlehurst shooting. Picture provided by the Hazlehurst Police Dept.

We’re told 37-year-old Jason Youngblood died in the shooting.

Chief Swilley says Oliver Brown, Jr., 43, turned himself in to police.

Witnesses told police that Youngblood and the alleged shooter got into an argument before shots were fired. Chief Swilley says police are still investigating that claim.

Chief Swilley says Brown will be charged with first degree murder.

We’re working to get more information from Hazlehurst Police about this investigation. Stay with us as we work to get an update.


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