Manhunt for Mississippi murder suspect continues, U.S. Marshals now involved

Published 9:27 am Thursday, November 5, 2020

Nearly a month ago, 31-year-old Wade Carter was shot and killed outside of Vicksburg bar and restaurant in a shooting that injured two others.

Since the shooting at LD’s Bar and Lounge, authorities have scoured the community and surrounding areas for James Earl Winters, the suspect identified as the shooter. They believe that Winters, whose last known address was 150 Eastover Drive, Apartment 200, has fled the area and now the U.S. Marshals have been added to the search.

During the Oct. 6 incident, Carter was shot twice in the abdomen during the incident that occurred just after 11 p.m. at the Mulberry Street establishment. He died three days later, becoming the eighth homicide victim in Vicksburg in 2020.

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A security guard working at LD’s was also shot in the leg. A third person arrived at Merit Health River Region’s emergency room by personal vehicle with a gunshot wound in an undisclosed location.

Winters was quickly identified as a suspect, but he has not been located.

Anyone having information concerning his whereabouts is asked to contact the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 800-355-8477 (800-355-TIPS).

Winters has a criminal history dating back to 2011, when he was charged with contempt of court.

It got worse from there, as he was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and two counts of attempted aggravated assault in 2012.

In 2013, Winters was charged with felony possession of marijuana.