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Apr 2, 2012 8:30 AM by AP

La. man arrested in Miss. shooting death

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A Franklin County man is dead and a Louisiana man behind bars following a shooting in Natchez.

The Natchez Democrat reports the victim, 41-year-old Cleveland Ezell Wilson of Roxie was killed by gunfire shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday.

Natchez Interim Police Chief Danny White says police responded to a call of shots being fired and found Wilson dead on the pavement outside local rim shop and restaurant.

After gathering information from a number of eyewitnesses to the crime, White says 33-year-old Cedric Dewayne Ward of Vidalia, La., was arrested about two hours later and charged with murder.

White said he is unsure what motivated the fatal shooting.

It could not be determined whether Ward had an attorney.

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