Police investigating early Wednesday shooting

Published 2:15 pm Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Brookhaven police are working an early-morning shooting that took place Wednesday in the Cloverdale housing division.

At 5:38 a.m. police responded to calls of shots fired. Officers found a male who had been shot twice, who was later identified as Darreyun James Pendleton, according to BPD Chief Kenneth Collins.

Pendleton was transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center, then to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Collins said he understood Pendleton had a 50/50 chance of survival from the wounds.

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“He did not say who shot him,” Collins said. “We are doing our best to locate the shooter at this time.”

The chief has been working with the Public Housing Authority to install cameras in Cloverdale, but progress has been slow.

“I don’t know what the hold up is, if it’s COVID or some problem getting the parts they need, but they are scheduled to be installed,” he said.

“This shooting is one of the very reasons we’re trying to get cameras set up. If you can get cameras put up, I advise you to do so,” Collins said. “We can’t depend on witnesses a lot of times to tell law enforcement what happened.”

This investigation is ongoing.