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Coast man accused of shooting his wife in custody after 7-hour standoff with deputies

2p.m. September 10th update from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office:

After consulting with County Court Judge Mark Watts this morning, investigators have upgraded the charges against 41-year old Vinet Williams Moore to attempted murder.  He is in the ADC with NO BOND.  Moore will go before Judge Watts Monday, September 13, for an initial hearing.

The man accused of shooting his wife twice in their St. Martin home early Thursday morning, is in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center.

41-year old Vinet (pronounced Vin-ay) Williams Moore is charged with domestic violence/aggravated assault. Sheriff Mike Ezell says shortly before 7am, a domestic violence call was made from the home on Brookstone Drive. When deputies got there they exchanged gunfire with Moore, while at the same time getting his wounded wife out of the house to a waiting ambulance. She was taken to Ocean Springs Hospital and later transported to USA Medical Center in Mobile.

Two children, ages 15 and 9 were in the home and a deputy helped them climb out a window.

After a 7-hour standoff with deputies, Moore surrendered and is jailed with no bond, pending an initial hearing.

Sheriff Ezell says since the deputies fired their guns, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is involved in the case.

(Source:  Jackson County Sheriff’s Department)

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