Update June 24
Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said officers arrested Jaquenton Bush, 22, of Columbus.
Columbus police officers on scene in the 1500 block of 26th Street North on June 23, 2021.
Investigators charged him with two counts of capital murder.
Shelton said Bush killed his mother and sister.
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant later identified the two victims as Erica Bush Brewer, 49, and her daughter Jayda Brewer, 8.
Original article below
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police responded to a second homicide on Wednesday.
Shortly after noontime, police officers responded to a house in the 1500 block of 26th Street North.
Police Chief Fred Shelton confirmed officers found a girl dead in the driveway and a woman wounded inside the house.
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said the second victim died later in the day.
Shelton also confirmed an arrest. According to The Dispatch, police officers found and arrested an armed juvenile nearby. However, Shelton later confirmed the person in custody is a 20-year-old man (age updated above).
It's believed the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Shelton said the man lived in the home with the two victims, and investigators believe everyone involved in the shooting are related in some way.
“We do believe it was a family matter," the police chief said. "We don’t have any information as to what started it or how it started, but we do believe that the disturbance started in the house. The young juvenile was running from the house when she was shot.”
Police reported an earlier homicide Wednesday morning, this time on 15th Avenue North.
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Shelton believes there is no relation between the two separate shootings.