January 18, 2021

Man arrested after neighbor’s property dispute ends in gunfire

A man who was at the center of a manhunt in Rankin County has been arrested after he reportedly shot a man multiple times in an ongoing property dispute.

Deputies from the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office say a man was shot multiple times on Brendalwood Lane near the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon on Monday afternoon.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said the 54-year-old victim was shot four times. He was taken to UMMC and is in critical condition.

Bailey says the suspect is 18-year-old Deshawn Xavien Douglas. He was captured at the nearby Regions Bank without incident, a few hours after the manhunt began.

Bailey says the shooting stemmed from an ongoing property dispute. According to officials, a physical altercation occurred before Douglas pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

A witness who videod the event told WAPT news in Jackson that the two men began arguing, and then the two began wrestling on the ground. A short time after the scuffle was broken up, Douglas pulled out a gun and started shooting, the witness said.