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Mississippi police arrest Christmas Eve shooting suspect

December 26, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi’s capital city have arrested a suspect in a Christmas Eve shooting death.

Jackson police told news outlets the shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. Monday at a hair studio. Officers responding to the reported shooting found 35-year-old Richard Helom Jr. dead at the shop.

Sgt. Roderick Holmes said in a news release that 34-year-old Don Brown turned himself in to officers Tuesday evening and has been charged with murder.

Witnesses told investigators the shooting followed an argument between Helom and a man known as “Red.”

Holmes says Brown is awaiting a an initial court appearance. It was not known if he has an attorney yet.

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