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Mississippi murder suspect arrested in Morgan City

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 10:38:31-05

A man wanted in connection with a homicide investigation in Mississippi has been arrested in Morgan City.

The Morgan City Police Department says 33-year-old Jose Angel Melendez-Davila was taken into custody on Friday at 4:49 am.

Melendez-Davila was wanted out of Jones County for a shooting on Thursday that left one man dead and a woman in critical condition.

Investigators in Mississippi say that Melendez-Davila was the boyfriend of the woman he allegedly shot and the man was the woman's son. Following the shooting, witnesses told investigators that Melendez-Davila fled the scene.

Melendez-Davila was located at a residence on Eighth Street in Morgan City. The department says he had ties to the Morgan City area.

Police say Melendez-Davila had barricaded himself in a closet at the residence. After a brief standoff, he surrendered and was transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration.

Extradition back to Mississippi is pending.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office and United States Marshal Service assisted in apprehending the suspect.

The department says that more information will be released later on Friday.