Authorities are continuing to search for a Greenwood man accused of killing a cousin and critically wounding a brother.
Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks said he has put out a statewide warrant for Edward Bush Jr. Bush, 22, is considered armed and dangerous.
“He’s trying to hide,” Banks said. “We’re going to get some help on it.”
Bush was still at large Wednesday afternoon, said Leflore County Undersheriff Ken Spencer.
The Black male is described as 5-foot-9 and 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was driving a white 2014 Audi A5 with a Clay County license plate number CYB 4125, according to the sheriff. Banks said he strongly suspects Bush has left the area.
Bush is believed to have shot his cousin, Demontra Ewing, and Bush’s brother, Demarius Bush, both 26 years old, on Tuesday night.
Ewing was dead on the scene at 100 Canary Cove when deputies arrived. He had been shot multiple times, including once in the head, according to Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders.
Demarius Bush was alive and transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in critical condition. Banks said he was doubtful that Demarius Bush would survive his injuries. He also had been shot in the head, Banks said.
Spencer said there was no update on Demarius Bush’s condition as of Wednesday afternoon.
The sheriff said that Demarius Bush called authorities at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and reported he had been shot.
All three men lived at the Canary Cove address, according to Makella Ewing, the mother of Demontra Ewing. Her son was a supervisor at Milwaukee Tool, and Edward Bush also worked for the manufacturer, she said.
She said she has no idea what could have provoked the shooting.
“I am hurt, I am angry, I am sad, but I am overjoyed about how many people loved my son,” she said.
Banks said investigators do not know yet what led to the shooting. He said deputies found a small quantity of marijuana in the house. “I don’t have any idea if it had anything to do” with the shooting, he said.
He said authorities will be charging the fugitive, once he’s apprehended, with murder and aggravated assault. The lesser charge would be upgraded to murder as well if Demarius Bush dies, Banks said.
Demontra Ewing is the ninth homicide victim in Leflore County this year, according to the Commonwealth’s reporting. Seven of the deaths have been gun-related.
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