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Natchez police seeking marauders for shooting up the town
from Staff Reports - NEWS
October 11, 2017 -

By John Mott Coffey

NATCHEZ, Miss. – Roving assailants shot up the town in the early morning hours Oct. 1, when one man was killed on West Stiers Lane and gunshots were ablaze elsewhere, said Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong.

“These people were driving all over the city firing off shots randomly,” he said at Tuesday’s meeting of Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell and the Board of Aldermen.

He said police have video and identified the marauders riding in a white pick-up truck. Warrants have been issued for their arrests. “We’re going to continue to pursue these individuals. We will find them and they will be brought to justice,” Armstrong said.

He said evidence shows more than 130 high-powered rifle shots were fired in various locations, including near Jefferson Street United Methodist Church, East Franklin, Auburn and St. Catherine streets as well as West Stiers Lane, where Richard Frazier was shot and killed in his vehicle. The shootings occurred between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday Oct. 1. Several downtown residents reported hearing the gunshots.

The U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (the ATF) are assisting the Natchez Police Department, said Armstrong, who encouraged people to report any information they may have about the incident. The NPD phone number is 601 445-5565.

“It’s something we should all be concerned about,” he said. “We have a safe community, (but) we want to make it safer.”

He said the NPD will post online the video taken of the alleged shooters | © 2014 | All Rights Reserved
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