Murder suspect arrested after manhunt around Pearl

A Pearl man is in custody on a murder charge after an hours-long manhunt.

Authorities say 20-year-old Daniel Barber Junior is charged with Thursday's fatal shooting of 25-year-old Patrick Spears, also a Pearl resident.

Pearl Police Chief Bill Slade says officers responding to a call and found Spears with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Spears was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Slade says investigators interviewed witnesses at the scene and began the manhunt that led to Barber's arrest.