December 9, 2021

Man charged with December 3 murder in Leake County

Mary Apel

A man faces murder charges after a shooting in Leake County earlier this month, according to WLBT.

Leake County Sheriff Randy Atkinson says the charges stem from a homicide that happened on December 3 in which Sylvester Burks was shot and killed on Atkins Road in Lena.

Jontiese Fortune, 33, originally told investigators he was with Burks when someone drove by and shot him.

Fortune later admitted that he had shot Burks because the two got into a fight. He has been charged with first-degree murder.

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