Arrest made in Yazoo City homicide - - Jackson, MS

Arrest made in Yazoo City homicide

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YAZOO CITY, MS (WLBT) - Saturday a body was discovered in a field in Yazoo City; Sunday afternoon police had a suspect in custody in the case.

Twenty-five-year-old Benjamin Reed was found dead of a single gunshot wound in a grassy area on West Second Street in the city limits behind the Gray Stone Apartments.

Yazoo City Police Chief Eric Snow said Reed, of Yazoo County, was reported missing by a relative earlier in the day Saturday.

Police have charged 21-year-old Ronnell Carson with capital murder.

The Yazoo County man was arrested by police inside the city following a brief chase.

Reed's body was hidden in tall grass and unable to be seen from the street.

Investigators said witnesses pointed to Carson as the trigger man.

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

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