Police seek help locating suspect in Mississippi sports bar murder

Published 1:27 pm Saturday, July 4, 2020

Police are seeking the public’s help to locate a suspect accused of an early morning shooting at a Mississippi sports bar that left one person dead and three more injured.

Hinds County Sheriff’s Office investigators said they’re seeking to located Javarius Stewart, 21, on a single county of murder and three counts of aggravated assault after the shooting.

Anyone w/ information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 601-355-TIPS or call HCSO at 601-352-1521. ‬

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The shooting happened at M-Bar Sports Grill in Jackson, Hinds County Capt. Tyree Jones told The Associated Press.

Cortez Shelby, 41, was shot in the neck and died at the scene, Jones said in a news release. A woman and two men were also shot and taken to a hospital. Their wounds were not considered life-threatening.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.