Man turns himself in hours after deadly shooting in Marshall County

by: Jerrita Patterson Updated:

Holly Springs, Miss.--- A 20-year old man was gunned down early Friday morning in Holly Springs, Mississippi.  Shortly after the fatal shooting, a man confessed. 

"It was like pow, pow, pow, pow,” one man recalled.

It was a moment one Holly Springs man will never forget.

"He got shot four times but the last gun shot was in my head," he added.

The Holly Springs man did not want to be identified.  But he told FOX 13, he lives a few houses away from where police spent hours investigating.  It was in the 300 block of N. Walthall, where detectives say Carlos Chairez, 20, was gunned down just before 3 a.m.  Holly Springs Police Chief Dwight Harris said Chairez and Judaryl Holloway, 20, started fighting at a party.  The two eventually made their way to the Walthall home.

"Obviously they know someone that lives here, because they were parked behind the house,” Chief Harris said.  “It happened behind this residence."


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It's alleged Holloway shot the young father to death, as he sat inside a white SUV--that was eventually removed from the scene.  Holloway ran away, only to turn himself into police hours later.

"I wish these guys would have no conflict resolution, and put the guns down," Chief Harris said.

"I know the guy that got shot, he's like a brother to me," the Holly Springs man said.

"It's sad to lose a child in their twenties, they haven't lived life yet,” Chief Harris said.  “We have to do better."

The Holly Springs Police Department is overseeing this case.  Holloway is the only one in custody, in connection to the deadly shooting.

This is the first homicide in Holly Springs this year.