No arrest in Booker T murder

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The fatal shooting of a young man in a group near the Booker T football field last week remains under investigation, even though as many as 20 people may have been present, sources with knowledge of the situation told the Democrat.

The man, Xenthirues Maxfield, 22, of Philadelphia was shot in the area of the football field near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Dec. 28 at about 5:30 p.m., Philadelphia Police Det. Bobby Pattillo said.

There were several people at the scene during the shooting, Pattillo said. They have not made an arrest but continue to interview potential suspects and witnesses.

Maxfield, known on social media as as Luh Bizzy, was transported by personal vehicle to Neshoba General where he was later pronounced dead. 

When police arrived at the murder scene, the crowd scattered, the sources with knowledge of the situation told the Democrat.

Pattillo refused to say whether or not they had a motive. The case remains under investigation.

Latrice Henrie went on Facebook to note his passing. She wrote he was cool, respectful and laid back, saying “they say the Lord takes the good and leave da bad R.I.P bizzy.”

Skyterrius Brown posted Maxfield’s name and the hashtag “Fly High Babii Bro.” Rhonda Fox Moore said that Maxfield always treated her with respect.

“It’s a lot of people that didn’t even know his government name,” she wrote. “I’m still at a loss for words .... I will always remember the respect he showed me as an adult every-time no matter where I saw him.”

Pattillo said that anyone with any information is urged to contact Philadelphia Police at (601) 656-2131 or or East Mississippi Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-855-485 TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,000 for tips that lead to an arrest.


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