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UPDATE: D'Iberville police search for evidence linked to shooting death

Jamel Jones (Photo source: Family photo) Jamel Jones (Photo source: Family photo)
We're told D'Iberville police officers were combing a wooded area near Lamey Bridge Road and River Road Drive on Sunday morning. (Photo source: WLOX) We're told D'Iberville police officers were combing a wooded area near Lamey Bridge Road and River Road Drive on Sunday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)
Marquis Saunders (Photo source: D'Iberville Police Department) Marquis Saunders (Photo source: D'Iberville Police Department)
D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) -

The investigation into a weekend murder at a D'Iberville apartment complex continues. We're told D'Iberville police officers were combing a wooded area near Lamey Bridge Road and River Road Drive on Sunday morning.

Officials say they were searching for evidence tied to the murder of Jamel Jones.

Police say their suspect, 22-year-old Marquis Saunders, drove down these roads after the shooting Saturday afternoon.

Saunders remains in the Harrison County Jail on a $1 million bond. He is charged with first degree murder.

Police say Saunders shot and killed Jones outside the Amber Apartments on Amber Drive just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials say he then fled the scene, but not before witnesses saw him and his vehicle.

Thanks to descriptions from those at the scene, police quickly spotted Saunders on Highway 67 and he was taken into custody.

If convicted of first degree murder, Saunders could face life in prison.

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