Jones County man allegedly shoots son after argument, JCSD says

Jones County man being investigated for allegedly shooting his son
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 2:59 PM CST
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From Jones County Sheriff’s Department’s Public Information Office

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A Jones County man is under investigation for shooting his son after an argument.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Office reported the shooting just after 1 p.m. on Friday at a residence on Currie Road in the Currie community.

Deputies arrived on the scene to find an adult male who had been shot once in the abdomen laying in the front yard under a tree.

EMServ Ambulance Service medics and emergency medical responders with Powers Fire & Rescue provided emergency care to the shooting victim with assistance provided by JCSD deputies.

The victim was transported by EMserv to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be a serious gunshot injury.

The situation is still under investigation, but initial reports from the JCSD said the shooting allegedly occurred after a heated argument grew out of control between a father and son, who both live on the property,

Deputies recovered one bullet casing from the yard and the gun from one of the residences on the property.

The father remained on the scene and was held temporarily while being interviewed by JCSD investigators. He has not been charged formally at this time.

The investigation into the shooting is underway by JCSD investigators.

L to R: JCSD Deputy Jarron Guy and Sgt. JD Carter.
L to R: JCSD Deputy Jarron Guy and Sgt. JD Carter.(Jones County Sheriff's Department)

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