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Man shoots girlfriend in fleeing vehicle

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Jackson police are searching for the man who fired shots into a vehicle striking his girlfriend early Saturday morning.

J.P.D. Officer Colendula Green said 32-year-old Crystal Handford was shot in the right breast and arm shortly before two a.m.

Handford told police that she and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Brandon James, had argued earlier on nearby Jones Avenue.

She then fled the area with friends.

Police said James drove up to Handford who was inside a light blue Ford Crown Victoria in the 1700 block of the Highway 80 Frontage Road.

Handford told investigators that James began firing rounds at them from a black Acura.

Twenty two year old JeLisa Thomas, another passenger in the Crown Victoria, was grazed in the back by a bullet.

Handford's condition is not known at this time.

If you know where Brandon James is located, call the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234.

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