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McComb Police make arrest after shooting

Willie J. Wilkinson, Jr. (Photo from McComb Police) Willie J. Wilkinson, Jr. (Photo from McComb Police)

(The following information comes from the McComb Police Department.)

On August 5, 2015 at approx. 1044 PM, McComb Police Officers responded to the 200 block of McComb St. in McComb, Ms in reference to a shooting. Officers and Emergency personnel arrived on scene within 2 minutes of call and attempted to administer aid to a 9 year old juvenile male who was unresponsive. EMS and Officers were unable to revive the juvenile and the juvenile was later pronounced dead due to injuries sustained from a single gunshot wound to the head area. Willie J. Wilkinson Jr. 22 year old Black Male was arrested on scene for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. It was determined that Wilkinson was in possession of the firearm prior to the incident. Wilkinson was a previous resident of 3116 Charlie Rhodus Rd. Magnolia, MS. Willie Wilkinson had been staying at the home were the incident occurred for approximately 2 weeks. Wilkinson is currently being held at Pike County Detention Center for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and a warrant issued by Mississippi Department of Corrections for Probation Violation. No bond has been set as of this time. Further charges for Willie Wilkinson are possible, pending the outcome of the Investigation. Members of The McComb Police Department are currently assisting the family in this time of tragedy. The incident and circumstances surrounding the juvenile’s death are currently under investigation and no further information can be provided at this time. 
Det Sid Boyte
 

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