Mississippi police: 18-year old gunned down 16-year old victim in ‘cold blood’ Thursday night

Published 3:41 pm Friday, February 18, 2022

Police say they have in custody an 18-year-old suspect accused of killing a 16-year-old boy in “cold blood” Thursday night.

Marquez Brown, 16, was found dead near the intersection of Martin Luther King and Jackson streets in Natchez.

Police have detained Jordan Caston, age 18, for allegedly gunning down 16-year-old Marquez Brown in “cold blood,” Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry said.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

He added Caston would be charged with murder and shooting inside of city limits.

No motive has been given, as the incident remains under investigation.

“This is senseless,” Daughtry said. “My prayers go out to the victim’s family and the whole community who loved him. I’ve had several educators call me about him. This was one of their babies. Enough is enough. This could have been prevented.”

Within an hour of the shooting, police officers assisted by Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies surrounded a house directly across the street from the crime scene and took in Caston for questioning.