Woman dies after verbal altercation ends in shots fired

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A verbal altercation between two people ended in the shooting death of a Picayune woman.

Picayune Police Department Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said officers learned of the incident at about 10:22 a.m. Tuesday morning when officers were called to the area of Beech and Bender streets in relation to shots being fired.

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Investigation into the call determined that 19-year-old Sarai Bagley of 613 Lewis Circle had been shot and transported by private vehicle to Highland Community Hospital for treatment of her wounds, Magri said.

Continued investigation determined that prior to the shooting, Bagley flagged down a vehicle occupied by a passenger identified as 18-year-old Marlos Jones and the driver, identified as 24-year-old Kalista Turner, both of 111 South Elmwood St. Apt. A1. The vehicle turned around and Jones got out to speak with Bagley. A verbal altercation ensued until Jones got back into the vehicle to leave, Magri said.

Allegedly, Bagley chased Jones to the vehicle and began to assault Jones through the passenger side window. In response Jones shot Bagley in the chest with a 9mm pistol before the vehicle left the scene, Magri said.

A short time later, Jones and Turner arrived at the Police Department to turn themselves in, Magri said.

Consent to search the vehicle was granted and in that search officers found a 9mm pistol, two shell casings, an AK 47 and a bag of a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana.

Bagley later died from the gunshot wounds, Magri said.

Jones was taken into custody for second-degree murder and possession of marijuana and Turner was taken into custody for possession of marijuana.