Philadelphia police arrest two for man's death - - Jackson, MS

Philadelphia police arrest two for man's death

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A Philadelphia man is being held in the shooting death of 22-year-old Marquai Kirkland, whose body was found Tuesday night along a gravel road near Northside Park.

Police Chief Grant Myers said 40-year-old Samuel Amos is charged with murder. Amos is also charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Myers said a 35-year-old is charged with accessory after the fact.

The two were arrested Friday. They are in jail pending initial court appearances.

Myers said the case remains under investigation.

Chief Myers said a passer-by discovered the body in a secluded area on the edge of town.

Authorities are waiting on an autopsy report to learn more about Kirkland's exact cause of death.


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