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Jackson police make second arrest in 2018 shooting deaths

(AP) — A second Mississippi man has been arrested in two August 2018 shooting deaths.

Jackson police Sgt. Roderick Holmes said Monday that 27-year-old Tijah Cowart of Clinton has been charged with two counts of murder.

Cowart is accused in the killing of two men who were found dead in a pickup truck near a hospital north of downtown Jackson.

Found shot to death were 22-year-old Nathaniel Rashad Allen and 26-year-old Kenyatta McGee.

Cowart remains jailed Tuesday. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

In June, police arrested and charged 27-year-old Kendrick Claiborne with two counts of murder and drug possession with intent to distribute.