Pascagoula Shooting Victim Dies - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

08/09/05

Pascagoula Shooting Victim Dies

The Pascagoula man shot in the head over the weekend died Tuesday. Now the friend suspected in the shooting is facing an even higher charge.

Charles Jackson, 19, was charged Monday with aggravated assault after Brandon Anderson, 20, was shot once in the back of the head Sunday night. But after Anderson died Monday night at Singing River Hospital, the charges against Jackson were upgraded to manslaughter.

The incident happened at Jackson's residence at Azalea Park Apartments in Pascagoula. Investigators say it appears Anderson and Jackson were playing with a handgun and didn't realize it was loaded.

Although investigators say the shooting appears to be an accident, the case is still under investigation.

Jackson is being held at the Pascagoula Police Department on a $200,000 bond.

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