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Aberdeen man charged with murder in Verona

The arrest of an Aberdeen man stems from the shooting death of a 50-year-old man in Verona.

Posted: Nov 15, 2019 5:20 PM
Updated: Nov 15, 2019 6:30 PM

VERONA, Miss. (WTVA) - An Aberdeen man is charged with the murder of a 50-year-old man in Lee County

Charles Brandon, 29, is charged with the shooting death of Walter Gillespie.

The shooting happened on Monday afternoon near the corner of Johnson Avenue and Eighth Street in Verona. 

Verona Interim Police Chief Johnny Patterson said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation received a tip Thursday that Brandon was staying in Verona.

Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service, MBI and Verona Police made the arrest that night.

His bond was set at $1 million.

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