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Suspect in Jackson County fatal shooting now in custody

Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 8:17 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 9:13 PM CDT
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JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - The man wanted in last weekend’s fatal Jackson County shooting is now in custody.

Authorities say 29-year old Christopher Jerome Brown turned himself in late Friday afternoon. Brown is charged with murder in the death of Nicholas Darnell Pittman.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, the shooting happened at a home on Theriot Avenue in the Virginia City community, north of Ocean Springs.

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Ezell said Pittman went to the home to pick up his son, who lives there with his mother and Brown. The two men argued and Brown allegedly shot Pittman, according to the sheriff.

Brown is in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center without bond. He is awaiting an initial court hearing.

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