Teen charged with third shooting, second murder in 8 months
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teen is jailed after officials arrested him for the drive-by shooting death of a 66-year-old woman.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells news outlets 17-year-old Latavious Betts is charged as an adult with murder and aggravated assault in Annie Walton’s Dec. 7 death.
Johnson says Betts fired a dozen or more shots into a house near Verona, killing Walton and wounding four others.
Betts was earlier charged with first-degree murder for a March 22 shooting at a Verona car wash. He’s also charged with aggravated assault in a July 8 convenience store shooting that injured two.
The teen is jailed without bail because he’s accused of violating previous release terms. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer. Betts was captured Friday after a week on the run.