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Two Drive By Suspects Surrender To Moss Point Police

On Friday morning, Aaron Holloway and John Broughton Jr. walked into the Jackson County Jail and turned themselves in to authorities.

Within minutes Moss Point Police picked up the two men to question them about their role in Wednesday's fatal drive-by shooting.

"The motive is unclear, we have several different stories," Moss Point Police Chief Demetrius Drakeford said. 

Chief Drakeford says one thing is clear - the two men went with Michael Moore, Marcus Stallworth and Anthony Parson when they traveled to Switzer Street Wednesday evening.

"From the investigation, we had five individuals riding in a F-15 truck, pulled up 6906 Switzer Road where Labarron Mitchell resided. During that time, both parties exchange gunfire toward the residence, and Labarron Mitchell exchanged gunfire toward the vehicle," Drakeford said.

Drakeford can't yet say how many guns were used or who fired them, but he says five men in the truck were hit when the bullets started flying.

Marcus Stallworth, a 23-year-old Moss Point native, died from a gunshot wound to the head.

"I think that the situation was very unfortunate because it was a death involved."

Though Drakeford's investigators are still putting the pieces together in this case, he's proud officers got the four suspects off the streets quickly.

"We have four charges of drive-by shooting, felony drive-by shooting. And Labarron Mitchell is charged with murder and possession of a firearm after a felony convection," Drakeford said. 

This is the first murder in Moss Point this year, but Chief Drakeford knows citizens are worried about any kind of violence.

"This is a zero tolerance criminal activity city. We are taking back our streets."

One of the suspects, Anthony Parson, remained hospitalized Friday night. He's recovering from a gunshot wound. The other four men are being held in the Jackson County Jail without bond.

By Patrice Clark

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