Shooter at large
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Picayune Police Department responded to a shooting which allegedly occurred after an altercation during a basketball game at J.P. Johnson Park, last Thursday, said Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.
On May 1, at 8:03 p.m., police were dispatched to J.P. Johnson Park on Rosa Street, where they found the victim who had been shot twice in the lower torso, Magri said.
The victim said that he and the alleged suspect, Tavarius McGee, 29, of an unknown address, had been playing basketball earlier when an altercation occurred between the two men, Magri said.
The victim stated MaGee left after the altercation and returned with a gun, which he used to fire several shots at the victim, who was hit twice in the lower torso, Magri said. The suspect then fled the scene, Magri said.
Ambulance personnel transported the victim to Highland Community Hospital, but no further information is known about his condition at this time, Magri said.
The suspect is still at large, Magri said.
Chief Bryan Dawsey is asking anyone with knowledge of MaGee’s whereabouts to please call the Picayune Police Department at 601-798-7411.