April 11, 2023

Man charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at tourists in Natchez

Therese Apel

A man who allegedly shot at four tourists in Natchez has been charged with four counts of attempted murder and given a $2.1 million bond.

The Natchez Democrat reports that Jamal Lee Watson, 25, allegedly rode up on a bike and shot more than a dozen time at tourists outside the La Fiesta restaurant late Thursday. At his arraignment Monday, he was issued a $2,101,250 bond on multiple charges accumulated during the incident.

Watson’s charges are: four counts of attempted murder with extreme indifference to human life and shooting into a vehicle and shooting inside of city limits.

The victims were from Zachary, Louisiana, and did not know Watson, authorities said.

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