Teen charged in Black Friday mall shooting in Mississippi

November 26, 2018

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Bond is set at $50,000 for a teenager charged with shooting a man outside a Mississippi shopping mall while Black Friday sales were going on.

Meridian police tell media outlets that 19-year-old Jarvonta Lanier faces charges including aggravated assault and gang activity.

Police say a man was shot in the hand in the parking lot outside Bonita Lakes Mall on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Police Sgt. Dareall Thompson says the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the two men going back several years.

Authorities haven’t released the name of the victim, and it’s unclear whether Lanier has an attorney to speak on his behalf.

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