Charges upgraded to murder after victim dies


After days at a Jackson hospital, the victim of an alcohol-fueled argument that led to a shooting died this week.

James Bryant was pronounced dead Monday evening.

His brother was initially charged in the shooting, and his charges will now be upgraded.

Caleb Bryant, 20, was charged with murder after allegedly shooting his brother during an altercation at a home on Old 16 Highway in Benton.

“We know Bryant was drunk,” said Terry Gann, chief investigator with the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department. “He and his brother got into a fist fight inside the house. The victim walked to his truck to leave when (Caleb) retrieved a gun from the house and shot his brother in the head.”

Caleb Bryant remained in jail as of press time.