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Sheriff Pace provides update on Blossom Lane shooting

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Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace released the names of two other individuals involved in a shooting incident that left one dead on Blossom Lane on Oct. 30.

Around 1 a.m. on Oct. 30, reports came in of a vehicle crash at the Apple Orchard apartments on Blossom Lane. Initial reports at least one individual in the vehicle was unresponsive.

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The scene of the car accident on Blossom Lane. Photo by David Day

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and confirmed one person was unresponsive and another injured in the backseat of a Nissan sedan.

According to Sheriff Pace, when paramedics arrived, it was determined the driver was shot.

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The scene of the car accident on Blossom. Photo by David Day

The other individual was transported to River Region Medical Center for injuries sustained from the crash.

Sheriff Pace stated that the investigation shows that three individuals, Cameron Kelly, 18, of Vicksburg, Marcus Lee, 18, of Vicksburg and Cameron Jefferson, 17, were involved and were “looking for a 16-year-old Juvenile, we believe to assault.”

Sheriff Pace offered an update on what the investigation has revealed at this point.

“They were, all three, masked up and at least one of them was armed with a handgun,” said Sheriff Pace. “The vehicle that arrived, that ultimately was the one that crashed, arrived in front of an apartment and individuals got out of that vehicle and went into that apartment.”

Sheriff Pace then stated the three individuals named went to the apartment, two stood guard while the other forced his way in, believed to be looking for the juvenile. The juvenile was not in the apartment.

“As they left, one of the individuals, Cameron Dion Jefferson, got in the running vehicle and drove off,” said Sheriff Pace. “We don’t believe at that they realized that the 16-year-old was in the car on the back seat.”

As the car sped away, the 16-year-old, also armed according to Sheriff Pace, “shot and killed Cameron Jefferson, who was the driver.”

Sheriff Pace also stated that under Mississippi Law, if you participate in a criminal event and anyone is killed, you can be charged. Due to this, Kelly and Lee are each facing murder charges for the death of Jefferson.

Lee was the first to surrender on Nov. 3 and appeared before Judge Jefferson where it was ordered he be held without bond. Kelly surrendered on Nov. 4 and appeared before Judge Crevitt and was also ordered to be held without bond.

Other charges may possibly be lodged. Sheriff Pace stated the case is still being investigated.

“We are working alongside the District Attorney’s Office and it is our plan this case will be presented to the Grand Jury as early as January,” said Sheriff Pace.

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