Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Ripley, MS)


RIPLEY, Miss. —A shooting in Ripley left one man dead and another injured.

Police said Isidro Mercado, 26, has been arrested and is expected to be charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Ripley police told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that they received a 911 call of shots fired around 6 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found 35-year-old Ernesto Chaires dead at the scene.

Police said Joe Morales, 34, was found across the street with a gunshot wound and apparent trauma to the head. Morales was airlifted to a Memphis hospital in critical condition.


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