5 in custody in connection with Pass Christian shooting

5 in custody in connection with Pass Christian shooting

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - Police have confirmed that arrest warrants have been issued for multiple individuals involved in a deadly parade shooting in Pass Christian on Feb. 7.

According to Pass Christian Police Chief Timothy Hendricks, direct arrest warrants were issued and the following people are in custody:

  • Malcolm Joseph Dedeaux of Gulfport: two counts of second degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm after felony conviction.
  • Donald Dedeaux of Gulfport (no mugshot): two counts of second degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.
  • Jessie Lee Williams of Gulfport: two counts of second degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm after felony conviction.
  • Jermaine Rashad Ratcliff of Gulfport: two counts of second degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm after felony conviction.
  • Charles Earl Johnson of Gulfport: possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

Although the suspects have been taken into custody, the investigation is ongoing. Hendricks notes that there is a possibility that additional individuals may be named and charged. Anyone with information is asked to contact PCPD at 228-452-3301 or at investigations@ci.pass-christian.ms.us.

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