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Natchez police arrest man in Dec. 21 fatal shooting of Orinthia Bailey


NATCHEZ, Mississippi — Natchez police have arrested a 34-year-old on charges related to a December homicide.

Police Detective Jerry Ford told The Natchez Democrat ( ) that Troy A. Leake, 34, of Natchez, is charged with murder and acting in concert with an unknown person in the death of Orinthia Bailey.

Ford said Bailey, 37, was fatally shot on Dec. 21, 2014, on a city street. Ford said investigators found a shell casing from a .45caliber handgun near Bailey's body.

Bailey lived in the area, Ford said, and could have been walking home when he was shot.

Ford said he believes Leake did not act alone.

"We are still working on determining who the other suspect is," Ford said.

Ford said Bailey and Leake knew each other, but the extent of their relationship is unknown.

Leake is currently being held at the Natchez City Jail with no bond pending an initial court appearance.

Information from: The Natchez Democrat,

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