Columbus second suspect has until Thursday morning to surrender

The incident happened at an abandoned house at 17th Street and 5th Avenue South in Columbus.

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said a second suspect has until Thursday morning to surrender himself to his officers.

Posted: Dec 23, 2019 4:04 PM
Updated: Dec 27, 2019 9:16 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus Police continue their efforts to convince a second suspect in a manslaughter case to surrender himself to officers. 

Investigators are not releasing the man's name, but they are asking his friends and family to encourage him to surrender. 

Police Chief Fred Shelton said if the suspect refuses to surrender by Thursday morning, he will release that person's name and possibly a picture of him. 

This is the second person Police said is connected with the shooting death of Xavier Dora, 18. Dora died last Thursday in surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital. 

The Chief said Dora and some other men were inside an abandoned building doing illegal activity when gunfire rang out on 5th Avenue South. 

So far Police have one person in custody for Dora's death. Officers charged Shaquavas White, 18, of West Point. He was booked into the Lowndes County Detention Center charged with manslaughter. 

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COLUMBUS Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus Police are asking for a manslaughter suspect to surrender himself.

Police are not yet identifying the suspect to the public; however, Police are asking for the suspect’s friends and family to encourage the wanted man to come forward.

A warrant was issued Monday morning in relation to Thursday’s shooting death of Xavier Dora, 18.

Previous Article - 18-year-old identified as victim of fatal shooting in Columbus

One arrest has already been made in the case; Shaquavas White, 18, was charged with manslaughter.

Previous Article - West Point man arrested in fatal Columbus shooting

Police are giving the unnamed suspect a few days to surrender.

“If there is no activity, we will release his name and photo throughout the area, the state, and the rest of the United States,” Police Chief Fred Shelton said.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

According to Police, Dora died following an argument in an abandoned house at 17th Street and 5th Avenue South.

At least five people were inside the abandoned house, the Police chief said following the incident, and investigators believe they were engaging in some type of illegal activity.

“We know who he is and that he is from West Point but could be staying anywhere in the area,” Shelton said of the suspect.

Police are not releasing further details about the suspect’s alleged involvement in the death.

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