Teen found murdered along Mississippi highway

Published 9:21 pm Saturday, January 20, 2024

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with agents of Mississippi Bureau of Investigations (MBI) and Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) are investigating a shooting that led to the death of a young male on Highway 61 in Fayette.

According to police, on Thursday at around 10:39 p.m., the victim called 911 and stated that he had been shot.

Upon the arrival of law officials, a silver Chevrolet pickup truck was discovered in the median on US 61 with what appeared to be multiple bullet holes in the driver’s side door.

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The driver of the vehicle was also found at the location suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced as deceased.  The victim was identified as 19-year-old Robert Campbell Jr. of Natchez.

Three suspects, two 17-year-olds and a 20-year-old, have been taken into custody, the sheriff’s office said.