VIDEO: Police say drunk man fired gun into air outside downtown Mississippi bar

Published 2:06 pm Sunday, June 7, 2020

Three people were arrested and charged with a number of crimes following a disturbance outside a downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi, bar at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday. Part of the shooting was
captured on video.

In the video a man is seen going to a truck in the city parking lot on Washington Street, retrieving what appears to be a long gun and then walking down the street yelling and discharging what appears to be a pistol he had holstered into the air.

When officers arrived on the scene they learned that a fight had just taken place inside the bar that led to shots being fired outside on Washington Street. A concerned citizen provided video that showed a portion of the shooting.

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Arrested at the scene were:

Jacob Daniel Morgan, 30, of 3120 Mount Alban Road, Vicksburg. Morgan is charged with discharging a weapon within city limits, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness.

Morgan is currently being held without bond in the Issaquena County Jail pending his initial court appearance.

Hillary Anne Sellars, 31, also of 3120 Mount Alban Road, was arrested for disorderly conduct. She was released on bond.

Jeffrey James, 41, of 2972 Mount Alban Road, was arrested for disturbing the peace. James was also released on bond.

Jacques’ Bar has been closed until the restaurant management has the opportunity to meet with city officials and discuss security considerations to help prevent incidents like this in the future.