Meridian Star

June 27, 2013

Police say arrest made in fatal shooting

The Associated Press
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson police have arrested a teenager on charges capital murder in connection with a fatal shooting and a possible carjacking.

Police spokeswoman Officer Colendula Green says the 17-year-old is being held without bond pending an initial court appearance.

Green says a body was found off the Interstate 55 frontage road Wednesday and was identified as 22-year-old Orlando Morment. Green says the vehicle authorities believe was involved in the carjacking was found elsewhere.

Green says the shooting happened sometime after 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Cedarstone Apartments located near the interstate.

Green says the case remains under investigation.