Louisiana murder suspect arrested in Mississippi

Published 3:43 pm Monday, March 11, 2019

A suspect in a 2018 Louisiana killing has been arrested in Mississippi.

News outlets in both states say 23-year-old Kevon Southall of Houma was arrested early Monday during a traffic stop by police in Hattiesburg.

Police pulled over a car that was reported for being used without authorization. They recovered two firearms from the vehicle.

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Southall was booked into Forrest County Jail as a fugitive from another jurisdiction. He also was charged with possession of a weapon by a felon.

Southall is one of five suspects in a shooting that wounded one man and killed 20-year-old Alex Morena of Galliano in October. The other four suspects were arrested.

Southall faces Louisiana charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. It’s unclear if he has an attorney who could comment.