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Authorities arrest 6th suspect for fatal Thanksgiving Eve shooting in Columbus

A sixth person has been taken into custody for a fatal Thanksgiving Eve shooting at a Columbus convenience store.

Columbus Police Chief Joseph Daughtry took to social media to confirm that 17-year-old Enry Meadows was arrested by a SWAT team at his home in connection to the November 22 shooting outside the Ready Mart store on North McCrary Road.

The gunfire ultimately took the life of 17-year-old Labronze Moore, who succumbed to his injuries at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on Saturday around 12 p.m.

Meadows joins five other suspects — 17-year-old Johnny Coleman, 17-year-old Kenzel Guyton, 18-year-old Tavaris Mixon, Jr., 17-year-old Rasheed Neal, and 24-year-old Rufus Lee Neal III — in being charged with murder for the shooting.

Daughtry confirmed that all of the teenage suspects are being tried as adults and that bond has already been denied for the five previously arrested.

“Five of those charged are still teenagers, but they are being tried as adults,” Daughtry stated in the Facebook post. “They committed a capital offense and are booked and held as adults. Bond has been denied already on the previous five persons arrested in the case.”

Nearly 30 bullet casings were reportedly found at the scene of the gunfire, WTVA reports. A specific motive for the shooting has not yet been released.

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