Miss. man wanted after bar shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 injured
UPDATED 11:40 AM PT — Saturday, July 4, 2020
Authorities have asked the public for assistance in finding the suspect of a deadly bar shooting in Mississippi. The shooting, which took place in Jackson late Friday night, left one dead and several injured.
???? WANTED: Javarius Stewart-21, one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assaults stemming from the M-Bar shooting early this morning. Anyone w/ information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 601-355-TIPS or call HCSO at 601-352-1521. pic.twitter.com/NdWFZOcHgW
— Hinds County Sheriff’s Office (@CountyHinds) July 4, 2020
An altercation between the suspect and victims ended when the suspect pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots.
The deceased victim has been identified as 41-year-old Cortez Shelby. The three injured victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening wounds.
In the meantime, authorities have been working to determine a motive for the shooting.
“We don’t know at this time, again, if the deceased victim was that target of the altercation,” stated Captain Tyree Jones. “What I can tell you is that the deceased victim did not have a weapon, he did not pose type of threat, according to the information we have right now.”
— Therese Apel (@TRex21) July 4, 2020
Following the altercation, the suspect was seen fleeing the bar in a red Mustang. Authorities are actively investigating the situation.