- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A judge won’t consider reducing a $2.7 million bond for one of four people arrested in a shooting Feb. 7 at a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian that left two dead.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2abw9BH) 23-year-old Jessie Lee Williams Jr., of Gulfport, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday on murder charges regarding the two bystanders killed and assault charges connected to three people who were wounded. He was not charged in connection to a fourth wounded person.

Isaiah Major and Carlos Bates were hit by stray bullets and died. A man identified by police as an intended target and three others were wounded.

Harrison County prosecuting attorney Herman Cox refused to recommend a lower bond.

Cox says Williams then waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

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