Vicksburg Police have charged 58-year-old James Jeffery McBroom of #5 Hayfield Road with aggravated assault in connection with a Wednesday night shooting at the Klondyke Restaurant at 100 North Washington Street.
McBroom’s initial appearance will be Friday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. in the Vicksburg Municipal Court.
On Wednesday, around 9:06 p.m. Vicksburg Police responded to The Klondyke Restaurant on North Washington Street in reference to a disturbance. Once on scene police learned one person had been shot and taken to Merritt Health River Region Medical Center by private vehicle.
Witnesses told police there was a fight that broke out in the restaurant and then into the parking lot. Once outside, police say a person pulled a gun and shot 64-year-old Billy Joe Harrison. He sustained one gunshot wound to the chest. Harrison was listed in stable but critical condition.
The Klondyke Restaurant will remain open, but the after-hours lounge will be closed until further notice.
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