21-year-old shot dead in what Mississippi police believe was case of mistaken identity

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2023

One person is in custody after a 20-year-old male was killed in what Mississippi police believe was a case of mistaken identity.

Natchez Police Commander Jerry Ford said Terry Lewis, 20, was shot to death when he exited a vehicle at the home of a friend on Ridgewood Road at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Ford said the suspect in the shooting, Adrian Brown, who was also visiting the friend’s home, is in custody and will be charged with manslaughter.

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Ford said he was not certain this morning of Brown’s age, but thinks he is between 18 and 20 years old.

“Three guys were sitting in a car outside the home doing something, according to Mr. Brown. He said they saw a car pull up behind them and was not sure who it was at the time. They got a little scared when the guy got out with a hood over his head. They thought it was someone who was coming to shoot or kill them. They panicked and Mr. Brown shot him,” Ford said.