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Mississippi man, 84, arrested at home after he allegedly fatally shot victim on highway

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Source: Claiborne County Sheriff's Department; MEGA

Jan. 4 2022, Published 2:27 p.m. ET

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A senior citizen is in custody after he allegedly shot and killed a man on a Mississippi highway, authorities said.

The Claiborne County Sheriff's Department responded to reports of shots fired on Highway 18 in Hermanville, Mississippi, shortly before midnight on Dec. 30.

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Deputies found Morques Johnson, 43, dead at the scene.

The Vicksburt Post reported deputies located the alleged shooter, 84-year-old Carl Lee Wells, at his home and took him into custody.

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Wells is being held in jail without bond on a first-degree murder charge.

Law enforcement officials have not released a possible motive for the deadly shooting.


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