UPDATE: Nettleton teen arrested, charged following shooting

A man is in the hospital and another is in custody after a shooting in Monroe County.

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 6:43 AM
Updated: Apr 19, 2018 7:43 PM

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is in the hospital and another is in custody after an overnight shooting in Nettleton.

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell confirmed to WTVA 9 News that the shooting stemmed from an argument between the alleged shooter and a group of people in a car.

Jadon Lee Strickland | Photo: Monroe County Jail

The shooting happened on Highway 6 in Nettleton.

According to Cantrell, a 17-year-old juvenile shot at the vehicle, causing it to crash. Cantrell says the suspect's gun jammed, so he then went into a home and grabbed another gun to continue shooting at the vehicle. 

A young man was shot in the hip and was taken to the hospital. Deputies found 12 shell casings.

Sheriff Cantrell says although the suspect is a juvenile, he is being charged as an adult. Right now, he is charged with aggravated assault, but he could face additional charges. 

Later Thursday, the sheriff's department identified the suspect as 17-year-old Jadon Lee Strickland of Nettleton. He's charged with aggravated assault and shooting into a motor vehicle.

Later Thursday, the sheriff's department identifed the victim as 32-year-old Yinessa Brunson.

Strickland was released on a $10,000 bond.

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