Police probe Thursday night shooting case

Published 6:55 pm Friday, June 18, 2010

Police are looking for leads in the shooting of a Brookhaven manwho was shot Thursday night at the Happy Food Mart on South FirstStreet.

Brookhaven Assistant Police Chief Nolan Jones said Anthony Nichols,age and address currently unavailable, was shot in the forehead inthe parking lot of the convenience store sometime around 10 p.m.Thursday. He was transported by ambulance to King’s DaughtersMedical Center, and from there was taken to the University ofMississippi Medical Center, where he remains in criticalcondition.

“Right now all we can really tell is that he was shot,” Jones said,adding that police are talking with several witnesses and that sofar details are sketchy.

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Jones said BPD officials welcome any information members of thepublic might have on the incident. Anyone with knowledge of thecrime is asked to call BPD at 601-833-2424 or Lincoln CountyCrimestoppers at 601-823-0150.