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One dead and one in custody following Canton murder

Frederick Smith is in custody for the shooting death of James Ricks. Frederick Smith is in custody for the shooting death of James Ricks.
CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

 

One man is dead and another is in custody for a murder that took place in Canton last night.

The incident occurred on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. on North Canal Street.

Assistant Chief Juan Cloy says, "When officers arrived on scene they found the victim James Ricks lying face down on the floor in a rear bedroom. He appeared to have a single gunshot wound to the upper torso."

Canton police say they arrested Frederick Smith on Tuesday night at 355 Frost Street.

Smith is being held on a $1,000,000.00 bond in connection with the shooting death of James Ricks.

Officials say it is believed that the two men were involved in an argument when Smith pulled out a gun and shot Ricks in the stomach, then fled the scene.
 
Neighbors report seeing a lot of foot traffic at the home, day and night.

Cloy said, "Apparently the house was a makeshift rap studio. Right now it's still under investigation we do not have a concrete motive."

The incident is still under investigation.
 
 
 
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