Third person arrested in connection to Long Beach murder

On Tuesday, Long Beach Police Chief Billy Seal announced the arrest of 25-year-old Kentrell...
On Tuesday, Long Beach Police Chief Billy Seal announced the arrest of 25-year-old Kentrell McNair (right) of Magee on a charge of accessory after the fact. This comes the same day as the arrest of 36-year-old Anthony D. Vanish on the same charge.(Harrison County jail/Long Beach Police Department)
Published: Nov. 28, 2021 at 4:47 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2021 at 5:09 PM CST
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LONG BEACH, Miss. (WLOX) - A third man is now facing a felony charge in Long Beach after a fatal shooting over the weekend.

On Tuesday, Long Beach Police Chief Billy Seal announced the arrest of 25-year-old Kentrell McNair of Magee on a charge of accessory after the fact. This comes the same day as the arrest of 36-year-old Anthony D. Vanish on the same charge.

The arrests stem from Sunday’s shooting on Via Don Ray Road, which left one man dead. Jonathan McNair, 34 of Gulfport, was arrested and charged with murder.

Jonathan McNair, 34 of Gulfport, was arrested and charged with murder after a man was shot in...
Jonathan McNair, 34 of Gulfport, was arrested and charged with murder after a man was shot in Long Beach Sunday.(Harrison County Jail)

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Emmitt Johnson of Meridian. Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said Johnson was taken to Memorial Hospital, where he died just after 2 pm from injuries sustained from a single gunshot wound.

Jonathan McNair is currently being held in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center on a $2 million bond. Vanish and Kentrell McNair are being held on a $100,000 bonds each.

Chief Seal said the investigation is ongoing but a third arrest is possible.

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