Columbus Police search for person of interest in shooting case

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Columbus police are now releasing details on a person-of-interest sought in connection to a weekend shooting.

Police want to talk with Vershawn Orlando Williams about a shooting that occurred on eighth Avenue North after an argument.

Williams has two outstanding felony warrants for previous charges as well.

Chief Fred Shelton says the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries but isn’t cooperating with police, slowing the investigation.

CPD also needs help identifying two other black males believed to be involved.

Williams has a criminal history in Columbus.

Surveillance video was captured in June of 2017, allegedly of him carrying an assault rifle. He later admitted and was arrested for Armed Robbery.

The Columbus man was also a person of interest in a September shooting.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

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