Wreckage after Saturday shooting

Wreckage from the Saturday shooting of Swanson Outlaw includes a damaged brick building underneath the Greenwood Housing Authority’s tower at the corner of Jackson and Howard streets.

A Greenwood man died Saturday afternoon after being shot. 

Swanson Outlaw, 29, was pronounced dead at 12:09 p.m. at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, according to a statement issued by the Greenwood Police Department.

The police had received a call about a gunshot victim at the corner of Jackson and Howard streets around 11:30 a.m. Outlaw was transported to the hospital after police arrived on the scene.

On Sunday, around 11 a.m., Tavarus Duncan, 24, 1301 Mississippi Ave., Apt. 2, turned himself into the police. Duncan was charged with murder, and his bond was set at $100,000.

As of Monday morning, Duncan remained behind bars at the Leflore County Jail.

Outlaw was in his vehicle when he was shot and lost control, Police Chief Jody Bradley said, causing Outlaw to drive through the Greenwood Housing Authority’s gated fence and crash into a small brick building located under the Housing Authority’s tower at the corner of Jackson and Howard streets.

It’s unclear if Outlaw was shot while driving or parked in his vehicle and then shot, the chief said.

Bradley said his department had received numerous phone calls from the community about the shooting.

“I am very proud of how the Police Department, with the support of the community, came together to capture a criminal,” he said. “This is an example of how we can work together to make our community better for all.”

Outlaw’s death marks the seventh homicide of the year in Leflore County.

The investigation into the county’s previous homicide, that of Eric Haslett, which also involved a firearm and occurred midday April 25 on Henderson Street, is still ongoing.

• Contact Gerard Edic at 581-7239 or gedic@gwcommonwealth.com.

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