Philadelphia man arrested in Friday morning shooting
Philadelphia Police have arrested and charged a man in a fatal shooting reported Friday morning on Bay Street, authorities say.
The man, Jatarrius M. Kelly, 23, of Philadelphia is being charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of Lamontae Salley, 26, of Eupora.
Philadelphia Police Chief Eric Lyons said Kelly was wounded in the related incident and was arrested on the scene. He is currently being booked into the Winston County Jail.
On Friday, Dec. 8, around 9:40 a.m. officers responded to the 300 block of Bay Street in response to reports of a male subject being shot, Lyons said.
Upon arrival at that scene, officers discovered a black male in the doorway of the residence with a gunshot wound to the leg and another male subject in the next room with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Lyons. The man with the wound to his leg was identified as Kelly and the man with the wound to the chest was identified as Salley, the victim.
He said the male subject initially in the doorway was transported by ambulance and police to Neshoba General Hospital. The second male subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The initial investigation has determined that an apparent physical altercation between the two men led to the shooting.
“The investigation is still ongoing and further charges are expected,” Lyons said.
Lyons said this was the second shooting in a 24-hour period that was investigated by PPD. The other was reported on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7, on Clyde Avenue. Roderick J. Talley, 24, of Philadelphia has been arrested and charged with the murder of 23-year-old Kendall Triplett of Philadelphia in that incident.
“These incidents are not related and are isolated incidents,” Lyons said.
If anyone has any information in this case, they are asked to call the Police Department or Crime-stoppers at (855) 485-8477.