Jones County coroner identifies teenage victim in Saturday’s shooting
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - A shooting over the weekend claimed the life of an 18-year-old Laurel man.
Jones County Coroner Burl Hall identified the victim as Kyharie Rogers.
Rogers died from two gunshot wounds received in a shooting on Dr. Deborah Hyde Avenue on Saturday, Mar. 11. He was declared dead on the scene.
The Laurel Police Department later arrested 19-year-old Benjamin Crisp of Laurel, and 21-year-old Ellisha Clement, of Ellisville, in connection to the shooting.
Crisp, who was also injured in the incident, was treated at South Central Regional Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the leg before being taken into police custody.
Crisp faces one count of murder and one count of a drive-by shooting, and Clement faces one count of aggravated assault with extreme indifference to life.
A Jones County judge set bond for Crisp at $150,000 and Clement at $10,000.
Clement bonded out on Monday.
The case is still under investigation, and Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox encourages anyone with information to call LPD at (601)-425-4711 or Crime Stoppers at (601)-428-STOP(7867).
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