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Suspect in fatal shooting of four men shot at a rural Mississippi bar, was charged in previous nightclub shooting

February 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Suspect in fatal shooting of four men shot at a rural Mississippi bar, was charged in previous nightclub shooting

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Police have arrested a suspect involved a quadruple homicide that occurred outside of a rural Mississippi bar where four victims were fatally shot to death early Monday.

Briddell Barber, the 27-year-old suspect, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Monday morning after the deadly shooting that occurred at around 1 am in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Barber was charged with murder in a previous killing in March 2016 when he fatally shot 25-year-old Justin Jamel Porter.

The victims of the Club 66 shooting have been identified as Kevin Johnson, Edward Johnson, Jerrandan Allen, and Gabriel Townsend.

Andrew Loyd, the Police Chief, said that one of the victims was driving Barber’s girlfriend home from the bar, which infuriated him who didn’t want her to go.

Police charged Barber with murder in the fatal shooting of four at a Mississippi nightclub

An altercation ensued outside of the bar which spilled into a nearby apartment complex, according to the Clarion-Ledger.

Two of the men were confirmed dead at the scene. The other two victims succumbed to their injuries at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Tributes from devastated friends and relatives have been posted on social media as the news has spread of the four men’s untimely deaths.

Officials had previously asked authorities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to be on the watch for the suspect.

Barber was charged with murder in a previous homicide in March of 2016

Jackson Police Department Commissioner Tyree Jones verified that the suspect went to a residence in Jackson, Mississippi,

He purportedly had ties to an unidentified individual and went there after the shooting before his arrest at around 7:30 Monday morning.

Barber’s previous homicide charge was also at a Yazoo City nightclub, Club Teflon, located less than two miles away from the current crime scene.

The District Attorney said Barber remained in custody on a $300,000 bond in connection with the 2016 shooting but secured his release after the judge, in that case, lowered the bail amount to $100,000.

 

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