Wanted: Attempted murder suspect in custody

Published 4:31 pm Friday, May 24, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — The suspect wanted for attempted murder in a domestic incident and subsequent shooting on April 30 was on the run Friday. He was captured Friday evening. 

Detective Tim Sander said the suspect was discharged from the hospital this week. Officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant at his residence and his parent’s residence in Wesson and he was at neither location.

He confirmed Dyquavius Deonte Thomas of Wesson was in custody Friday afternoon at 6:46 p.m. 

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Domestic turns to shooting

Call reports show that a separate complaint call was received at 9:50 a.m. followed by shots fired at 10:04 a.m. on Fred Walley Drive on April 30. 

Sander said Officers responding to the domestic dispute reported the husband acting as if he was about to leave. The officers left after he had left but he came back. 

“When he came back, he snuck up behind his wife and shot her with a pistol,” Sander said. “She was shot in the arm and chest. He then self-inflicted a shot. They were taken to KDMC and required further treatment and were taken to UMMC in Jackson.” 

At the crime scene

The crime scene was close to Union Street and Ingram Street and Mamie Martin Elementary School. 

A man wearing a tan shirt, pants and a black bucket hat walked down the street and sang with a soulful voice, “I’m going to keep on praying. I got to pray. Pray everyday, oh Lord.”

Yellow placards were placed down on the street next to pieces of evidence as a detective walked around taking pictures with a camera. A sign on the exterior of the Oakview apartment building stated it was Apartment No. 2 in the complex.