HARRISON COUNTY -- A 21-year-old accused in Saturday's deadly shooting on Robindale Road told investigators he had fought with the two men and fired shots to stop one of them from getting a gun out of his car, a detective's affidavit said.
Shaquil Oneal Sands said Djon McCorkle is known to carry a gun in his car and had made a threatening statement, so he shot McCorkle to stop him from getting to his car and said he also shot Richard Doby, the detective said.
Sands faces a charge of murder by deliberate design in the death of Doby, whom the coroner has said died at the scene of a gunshot wound to the chest.
Sands faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in McCorkle's shooting.
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Sheriff Troy Peterson has said the victims were cousins, both 23 years old, and McCorkle had multiple gunshot wounds.
McCorkle remains hospitalized, listed in critical but stable condition.
"From what I understand, he may be paralyzed and may need another operation," said Herman Cox, Harrison County prosecuting attorney.
The shooting was reported at 9:02 p.m. Saturday in the Crown Hill subdivision, where Sands lives with his mother in the 13800 block of Robindale.
The shooting occurred outside the home. Sands' brother was present, Peterson said, but was not arrested. The sheriff said Sands left the house but came back after his mother called him.
Deputies found Doby on the east side of the road.
McCorkle, taken to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, told authorities Sands had shot him, the affidavit said.
It wasn't clear if Sands has an attorney.
Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray has ordered Sands held on bonds that total $1.5 million.
Peterson said Sands had hoped to be released from jail Tuesday but had trouble finding a co-signer for his bond. A bonding company is required to collect 10 percent of a bond on most felony charges. That puts Sands' bail amount at $150,000.
Preliminary hearings on felonies in the First Judicial District of Harrison County, based in Gulfport, typically are held in the county jail courtroom on the Wednesday following an arrest, though the hearings can be delayed for several reasons.
If a defendant bonds out of jail before the hearing or waives the right to that hearing, the case generally is sent to the District Attorney's Office for presentment to a grand jury.
It's unclear how many shots were fired or if Doby was shot more than once. That type of detail could be revealed in a preliminary hearing.