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One dead and one in custody following Canton murder

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Frederick Smith is in custody for the shooting death of James Ricks. Frederick Smith is in custody for the shooting death of James Ricks.
CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

 

One man is dead and another is in custody for a murder that took place in Canton last night.

The incident occurred on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. on North Canal Street.

Assistant Chief Juan Cloy says, "When officers arrived on scene they found the victim James Ricks lying face down on the floor in a rear bedroom. He appeared to have a single gunshot wound to the upper torso."

Canton police say they arrested Frederick Smith on Tuesday night at 355 Frost Street.

Smith is being held on a $1,000,000.00 bond in connection with the shooting death of James Ricks.

Officials say it is believed that the two men were involved in an argument when Smith pulled out a gun and shot Ricks in the stomach, then fled the scene.
 
Neighbors report seeing a lot of foot traffic at the home, day and night.

Cloy said, "Apparently the house was a makeshift rap studio. Right now it's still under investigation we do not have a concrete motive."

The incident is still under investigation.
 
 
 
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