2 teens charged in Saturday killing on 1-55


RIDGELAND — Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with the shooting death of another teen on I-55 last weekend.

RPD Lt. Brian Myers said Marcus Luckett, 15, and Kevin Harris, 16, both of Canton have been arrested in Canton.

Luckett is charged with the April 24 murder of Lakendric Cortez Francis, 16, of Canton. Harris is charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder.

Ridgeland PD has located and seized the suspect vehicle, a tan Chevrolet Malibu, in Jackson. 

The incident occurred on I-55 on Saturday. The shooting incident happened when a vehicle, a black four-door Infiniti sedan traveling southbound, was shot into on I-55 as it passed through Ridgeland sometime after 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

Myers said the driver, Francis, was deceased on the scene and that an adult passenger was sent to the hospital with minor injuries and released the same day.

The vehicle came to rest just in front of the Hyatt Place on I-55, Myers said. He said the call came in at 1:47 p.m. Saturday. Myers said no damage to other vehicles or injuries were reported.

The incident is believed to have stemmed from some sort of earlier argument between the parties, officers have said, and not believed to be a “road rage” incident. 

“The Criminal Investigations Division is working day and night to bring all parties involved to justice,” Myers said.

Myers said they have received assistance and cooperation with a number of surrounding agencies including Madison Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Canton Police and Jackson Police as well as the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

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