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Jackson apartment shooting

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By  Brandon Artiles - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson man is fighting for his life at University of Mississippi Medical Center after being shot at the Columns of Northtown Apartments Thursday morning. The suspected gunman, Onyekwelu Okeke, 22, has been arrested for the shooting.

Jackson Police spokeswoman Colendula Green said Okeke is charged with aggravated assault. According to an administrator at UMMC, Demario Amos, 30, is in critical condition after sustaining gunshot wounds to the back and legs.

The shooting occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday at the apartment complex located at 51 Northtown Dr., off Old Canton Rd.     

Green said multiple shots were fired and Okeke fled the scene in a Ford Crown Victoria. Okeke was stopped on Highway 80 near Valley St., and was taken into custody. 

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