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UPDATE: Two arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Jackson, AL

JACKSON, Alabama (WKRG) - Update Saturday May 26

19-year-old Scilar McKenzie was shot and killed in Jackson, Alabama Friday morning when four men opened fire. Two of the suspects got away but were chased down and arrested in Saraland hours later.

Kyle Webb is charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, and Discharging a Firearm into an occupied vehicle. 

Zavier Williams is charged with receiving stolen property. A third suspect, Devarian Edwards is on the run and is believed to be armed and dangerous. Right now an all points bulletin, or APB, has been issued in both Mississippi and Alabama. 

Original Story

A small town in Clarke County is reeling after a 19-year-old man was shot in front of his cousin's home in Jackson Friday morning.

Flowers are the only thing that remain where Scilar McKenzie was killed early this morning in Jackson and his family is just trying to come to terms with what happened.

"He leaves behind a two-year-old daughter, a 9-month-old son, and he has a daughter that's on her way - less than 6 weeks away," said Melissa Jackson, Scielar's mother.

Melissa Jackson's only son taken too soon.

"I'm hurting because that was my firstborn son," Jackson said. She continued, "I don't know how I'm going to endure this from this point forward."

McKenzie was shot and killed early Friday morning on Miller Street in Jackson, which is normally a quiet community. Many neighbors told us off camera they hadn't heard of anything happening like this in their small town. They described hearing something that sounded like fireworks going off just before 7:00 a.m. Friday, before realizing those weren't fireworks, they were gunshots.

"I just couldn't imagine him being gone today," said Jackson.

McKenzie was living in Mississippi but had family in Clarke County. His family didn't know why he was killed, and are searching for answers.

"Kids are going to be kids and they're going to go through this and go through that, but his spirit was still happy and he loved people," said Jackson.

Down in Mt. Vernon in Mobile County, a manhunt connected to McKenzie's death in Jackson. We received several tips of a high-speed chase and someone getting out of the car in Mt. Vernon. 
     
McKenzie's mom hopes for justice for her son.

"To the ones that did it... I pray for you. It hurts that you took my son away," said Jackson.

We have learned that one person is in custody for questioning, but no one has been charged at this time.


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