One man has been charged with murder and two others with accessory after the fact of murder in connection with last week’s fatal shooting of Cordetrique Xzavion Hill.
Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks said 19-year-old Lakenson Bridges, 2600 Thurman Drive, Apt. 22A, was charged with murder Thursday night. Jakyle Harris, 21, 2604 Luther Drive, and Curtis Hall Jr., 20, 2644 Kay White Circle, were charged with accessory after the fact.
Bridges, Hall, Harris and Hill were playing video games together Wednesday evening at a trailer park on County Road 512, Lot 21, just north of Sidon, according to the sheriff. He declined to identify which trailer they were in.
At some point Bridges allegedly pulled out a firearm and shot Hill several times, Banks said. Following the shooting, Hall and Harris left with Bridges, not reporting the homicide to authorities, Banks said.
The Sheriff’s Department received a call about shots fired at the trailer park around 6:46 p.m. Hill, 20, who had been shot several times, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Banks said authorities are still trying to determine a motive for the killing. He declined to say whether a weapon was recovered at the scene or how authorities identified Bridges as the gunman, saying, “We’ve got to have a preliminary hearing.”
Of Bridges, Banks did say that “we do have enough evidence to charge him.”
As of Monday afternoon, Bridges, Hall and Harris were behind bars.
Hill’s death was the fourth gun-related homicide in the county within a five-day period last week. The three prior homicides occurred in Greenwood’s city limits:
• Devin Cain, 31, was shot on Oak Street and pronounced dead at the scene the night of Nov. 23.
• Antonio Davis, 29, was shot on Noel Street the night of Nov. 25 after intervening in a domestic dispute between his female cousin and her boyfriend.
He was shot allegedly by the boyfriend, according to Ray Moore, Greenwood’s former police chief, after both men pulled their guns and fired at each other.
Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.
• Donald Spells, 40, was shot by a revolver-toting assailant in the area of McLaurin Street and Roosevelt Avenue Wednesday morning. He died hours later after he was transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Jody Bradley, who replaced Moore as the city’s new chief of police Monday, said the three investigations are ongoing and no suspects have been charged.
Leflore County’s homicide for the year so far is 10, all involving firearms.
•Contact Gerard Edic at 581-7239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.