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UPDATE: Shooting suspect in custody; victim dies from wounds


Walter Lee Bryant is in custody and charged with murder.

UPDATE: Copiah County Undersheriff Derrick Cubit said this morning that Walter Lee Bryant is now in custody in Copiah County Jail and that Antwuan Brown passed away from his injuries on Monday afternoon.  Bryant’s charges have been upgraded from aggravated assault to murder. Initial appearance in Justice Court is pending.


Copiah County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who was allegedly involved with a shooting in Copiah County on Saturday night.

Undersheriff Derrick Cubit said that Walter Lee Bryant, AKA ‘Baldhead’, age 21, of Jackson, is wanted for the aggravated assault of Antwuan Brown, age 27, of Hazlehurst, in the Wesley Chapel Road area.  Cubit said that the sheriff’s office received a call at 9:54 p.m. Saturday from a person who saw the victim lying on the ground and a man running away from the scene.  The witness identified the man running away as Bryant, Cubit said.

“We are not sure of a motive,” Cubit said Monday, “but we do know that the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with further information about this incident or who has been in contact with Bryant is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 601-894-3011 or contact Crimestoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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