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Police: Man shot 12 times was killed in self-defense

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police say the man who shot another man 12 times Saturday night did so in self-defense.

William Brown, 31, was killed Saturday evening at Doctor Moton Street and Smith-Robinson Road. Sunday his wife Deundre hosted a vigil to honor his life.

Jackson police spokesperson Officer Colendula Green said one person was taken in to custody. That person was questioned and later released.

JPD Assistant Chief Lee Vance says witness statements determined that Brown fired first.

"He was the one who initiated the gunfire. He shot at the other guy first, apparently he missed, then the other guy returned fire striking him about 12 times," Chief Vance said. "It's not for me to judge the amount of rounds that were fired. I don't know if the amount of times he fired his weapon is of any circumstance at this point."

The evidence in the case will be turned over to a grand jury, who will ultimately decide whether anyone will face charges.

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