Coast murder suspect dies in jail; Another suspect remains on the run
Of the three suspects, one died Tuesday in a New Orleans jail while another turned herself in. The third suspect remains at large.
MOSS POINT, Miss. (WLOX) - One of three suspects charged with murdering a man in Moss Point last month has died while in police custody, said officials on Tuesday. Another suspect is now in custody while the third remains on the run.
Anthony Rawshawn Hunt was being held at Orleans Parish Jail awaiting extradition to Mississippi to face a murder charge in the shooting death 27-year-old Devonte Carson. Authorities say Hunt was found unresponsive in his cell on Tuesday, 11 days after he was arrested following a more than five-hour standoff with New Orleans police.
Another suspect wanted for murder in the same death turned herself in to Moss Point police on Tuesday. Nekila Michelle Davis - who is known as Moonpie - is now behind bars at Jackson County Adult Detention Center.
A third suspect in the murder - JaMichael Jacquiz Jenkins - remains at large Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
All three suspects are accused of shooting Carson following a confrontation on May 27. The deadly confrontation happened around 11 p.m. in the 4900 block of Lilly Circle. Investigators talked to several witnesses who said trouble started when a dark brown or tan SUV, possibly a Chevy Trailblazer, drove up to the area and two men got out. The driver of the vehicle was a woman, said witnesses.
The two men reportedly approached Carson, which is when an argument ensued. Shortly after, witnesses say multiple shots were fire, with at least one striking Carson. He was later pronounced dead at Singing River Hospital.
So far, police haven’t determined a motive for the killing.
Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of Jenkins is asked to contact Moss Point Police Det. Kim Snowden at 228-475-1711. Anonymous tips can also be made to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers online or by calling 877-787-5898.
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