A 21-year-old Greenwood man has been charged with murder in the death of a 19-year-old Itta Bena woman who was shot late Thursday, Deputy Police Chief Marvin Hammond said Tuesday.
Eaven B. Troutman was arrested last week and charged Friday evening after Tania Samone Harris died early Friday at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Harris was shot outside the Confederate Memorial Building on Henderson Street, where she had been attending a graduation party.
Hammond said Troutman had not given authorities a statement as to his alleged motive for the shooting. Police Chief Terrence Craft said that Harris was an innocent bystander and that Troutman was allegedly targeting someone else at the party, though no other details were provided.
Troutman, whose bond was set at $1 million, remained in the Leflore County Jail Tuesday afternoon.
Police also are investigating two shootings since Harris’ death that claimed the lives of three other people.
On Friday afternoon, Greenwood resident Robert Love, who was around the age of 38, was shot several times and killed in the 300 block of Broad Street.
Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, three Greenwood men were shot at the intersection of Main and McGehee streets, near Crosstown Grocery. Two of them — Marlon Edwards, 42, and Leroye Watkins, 39 — died early Sunday morning, each from a single gunshot wound.
The third victim, a 42-year-old Greenwood man, was taken to Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Hammond said. The deputy chief could not provide an update on the victim’s condition Tuesday.
Hammond said the police department’s investigators are interviewing eyewitnesses from the crime scenes.
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