Bogue Chitto man killed in Monday shooting

Published 6:15 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A lingering argument turned deadly Monday morning when a BogueChitto man was shot outside an apartment unit at a Brookhavenhousing complex, authorities said.

Domanic Richardson, 27, of 909 Sidney Trail, died at King’sDaughters Medical Center shortly after the incident that wasreported at 8:04 a.m. in the Cloverdale Housing Development onWilliams Street, said Brookhaven Assistant Police Chief NolanJones. Richardson had been shot multiple times.

“We won’t know the entry and exit wounds until the autopsy,”Jones said.

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Jones said Robert M. Wilcher, 21, of 900 Williams St, Apt. 50,contacted Brookhaven Police Capt. Bobby Bell a short time after thealtercation to turn himself in. Wilcher told authorities where thegun, a .380 semi-automatic weapon, allegedly used in the incidentwas located and it was recovered, Jones said.

Wilcher was arrested and charged with murder.

“They had had a couple of arguments the last couple of days,”Jones said. “(The shooting) resulted from their argument.”

Jones did not know the nature of the disagreement. He said thecase is still under investigation and there are more witnesses toquestion.

“We’ve got a lot to do on it,” Jones said.

Lincoln County Coroner Clay McMorris said Richardson waspronounced dead at KDMC at 9 a.m.

Richardson’s body was sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for anautopsy. McMorris said preliminary results could be available laterTuesday or Wednesday.

Monday’s incident happened outside of Wilcher’s apartment. Awoman who was talking on the phone elsewhere in the complex saidthe gunshots were “too many to count.”

“I heard a lot of shots. I heard crying and that was about it,”said the woman, who did not wish to be identified.

Wilcher remains in the Lincoln County Jail. No bond has been setand he will be arraigned in Brookhaven Municipal Court Tuesday,Jones said.

Funeral arrangements for Richardson, under the direction ofWilliams Mortuary, are incomplete.