George County

Two arrested in fatal George County shooting

John Russell Landry and Johnny Odell Kendrick
John Russell Landry and Johnny Odell Kendrick

Two men have been arrested in a Wednesday-night shooting in George County that left one person dead.

George County Sheriff Keith Havard said John Landry, 35, of Lucedale, and Johnny Kendrick, 37, of Leakesville, were both arrested on a charge of first-degree murder. They are awaiting an initial appearance before a judge.

Havard said the sheriff’s office received a call about 8 p.m. Wednesday regarding a shooting in the area of TLC Lane, in the Central community. Marcus Jordan, 35, died there from a gunshot wound. Deputies had been in the woods since shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, searching for a suspected burglar in an unrelated case when they later got the call about the shooting.

George County Coroner DeaAnn Murrah said Jordan was killed by a shot to the head.

A motive for the killing is still under investigation.

Margaret Baker: 228-896-0538, @Margar45

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