UPDATE: Suspect identified after fatal Lee County shooting

Lee County investigators have identified a suspect from last Friday’s fatal shooting in the Palmetto community.

Posted: Dec 10, 2018 10:34 PM
Updated: Dec 10, 2018 10:34 PM

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have identified a suspectthey say is responsible for an elderly woman's death last week. it happened in the palmetto community in south lee county west of verona.... on drive-45. wtva's rebecca butcher attended apress conference on the incident and joins us live now with details. this shooting wasnot random...according to authorities...and this was not the first time the 17-year-old suspect's been charged in a deadly altercation. latavious betts...is wanted in the deadly shooting of an elderly woman that happened last week in the palmetto community. johnson:"we want the general public to know that the individual who did the shooting and the individual that was shot were acquaintances, they knew each other." the motive behind the shooting that left three others injured--is still beinginvestigated.. resident jaylon ryandescribes the fatal drive-by to me as horrible.. jayan ryan, tupelo resident "you shouldn't always think with gunfire. use should think with your brain first. use the knowledge that god gaveyouso you won't make any dumb mistakes." we know bettswas out on bond and was previously charged in a drive-by shooting in verona at a car wash back in april. verona chief j.b. long tells me betts was involved in a shooting at a chevron station as well. "you've allowed a 17-year-old to make bond hoping that he'd show back up on a murder charge. now not only has hecommittedanother one, but we're looking for him again." betts is considered armed and very dangerousif yousee him contact the lee county sheriff's department immediately. we're live tonight in tupelo, rebecca butcher wtva nine news. temperatures dropping outside...
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