Teen dies following McDonald’s shooting


CANTON — A second victim, a 13-year-old male, succumbed to his injuries in the McDonald’s drive-through shooting last week.

Deondric Devontae-Remon Green, 20, was identified as the suspected shooter. He now faces two charges of murder and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting.

Police Chief Otha Brown said that Dekarrie Johnson, 24, was found dead on the scene.

In addition, 13-year old Robert Luckett succumbed to his injuries at the University of Mississippi Medical Center last Friday morning bringing the death count to two.

“Our condolences and prayers go out to the families of the deceased,” Brown said.

Brown said that the two other victims transported to the hospital remain there as of Tuesday and are in stable condition.

The investigation continues is being handled by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

Brown said that they received a call on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6:24 p.m. reporting shots fired at the McDonald's on west Peace Street. Brown said that when they got to the scene they had found that four black males were shot, one of which, who would later be identified as Johnson, was deceased. The other three, including Luckett, were transported to UMMC in Jackson. Brown said that they were all in critical condition at the time they were transported.

An interview with one of the victims identified Green as the suspect and led to law enforcement executing a warrant for his arrest in Camden after midnight, around 12:30 a.m.

The U.S. Marshals Service, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Madison County Sheriff’s Department as well as representatives of the Madison Police Department helped to process the scene, identify the suspect and execute the arrest. 

Brown said that they also received assistance from the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol.

“We received help from a lot of other agencies,” Brown said. “We appreciate them coming to our aid in our time of need and want to thank all the mayors and police chiefs and such for allowing them to do that.”

Brown said that they do not have a motive for the shooting and do not get know how many shots were fired.

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