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Vicksburg 10-yr-old dies-two charged

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VICKSBURG, Ms., (KNOE 8 News) - Two people have been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old boy at a home in Vicksburg.

Police say 20-year-old Willie Louis Willis and 21-year-old Joshua Ryan Coffee were arrested Wednesday after the boy died at a Jackson hospital.

Authorities say Jerald Tucker Jr. was shot in the head Monday night.

Williams says Willis and Coffee were awaiting an initial court appearance. She says the investigation into the case is continuing.

Police say officers found the boy on his living room floor while responding to a shooting about 9 p.m. Monday. He died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

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