December 30, 2022

16-year-old charged with attempted murder in Thursday shooting in Pearl

Therese Apel

Pearl Police have arrested a 16-year-old male from Clinton and charged him with two counts of attempted murder and one count of drive-by shooting in what is believed to be a drug-related shooting Thursday.

Pearl Investigators, along with Pearl Special Operations and the Clinton Police Department served a warrant for the suspected shooter in Clinton after midnight on Friday and made the arrest without incident.

A 17-year old male from Jackson is currently being treated at UMMC after being shot twice in the abdomen on Thursday afternoon. His condition is improving and was moved from intensive care to a regular room Thursday night. Investigators are told the victim and another male were standing outside near 356 S. Sweet Home Church Road when a vehicle approached and shots were fired. The other male was not injured.

Pearl Police have charged the alleged shooter as an adult due to the serious nature of the crime and he is being held in the Rankin County Detention Center. A judge will make an official determination of the charges on Tuesday.

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