JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A man accused of trying to kill someone in the Latimer community is still on the run from Jackson County deputies. Investigators say 34-year-old Kintarus Tate is wanted for shooting a man Saturday morning and fleeing the scene. While he's managed to evade capture so far, deputies believe they are close to catching him.
Jackson County deputies were back in the Latimer community Sunday where the crime started. Chief Investigator Curtis Spiers said Tate reportedly drove to Scott Street on Saturday and fired shots at a man. That's when deputies were called to the scene. "When they arrived they found the subject that had barely missed by the skin of his teeth losing his life. A gentleman by Kintarus Tate approached the vehicle he was in and shot through the window and attempted to kill him. If he wouldn't have moved just the brief amount the bullet would have struck him and he would have died," said Spiers.
The victim suffered minor injuries. According to Spiers, Tate and the man were actually acquaintances, He said, at one point, the suspected gunman began terrorizing the victim. "The victim also had documented threats from Mr. Tate, and eventually Mr. Tate took action on the threats trying to take the victim's life."
According to investigators, Tate is no stranger to crime. "Due to the investigation we can't say caused the threats or what was the nature of them, I can tell you he is considered armed and dangerous. He currently out on multiple bonds through Jackson County for sexual battery and sexual assault as well," said Spiers.
As deputies continue their investigation, they said any help from the public would help. "We rely on the public's help for these kind of things. If you can't dial 911 or you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers."
Tate is described as six foot tall, weighing about 275 pounds. If you have any information, please call the sheriff's department at 228-769-3063 or Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.