The man charged with killing four people in Yazoo City this week was denied bond Wednesday afternoon.
Justice Court Judge Bennie K. Warrington ordered Briddell Barber, 27, held without bond. At the time of the murders Barber is charged with, he was out on bond on a 2016 homicide charge after his bond was reduced to $100,000 in Yazoo County’s Circuit Court.
Wednesday’s proceedings were Barber’s initial court appearance where he was informed of the charges against him. He is charged with capital murder and first degree murder.
Yazoo City Police Chief Andre Lloyd said that Barber has been speaking with investigators, but the suspect has not yet gone into detail about his motive.
Investigators have been able to put together a picture of what they believe happened based on witness accounts and some evidence at the scene.
Lloyd said investigators believe Barber fired the first shot because he was angry about a girlfriend catching a ride home with one of the victims. The others may have been killed simply because they were witnesses to the crime.
The four victims were killed around 1:30 a.m. Monday outside of Club 66 on Eleventh Street.
The victims were Edward Johnson, 36; Kevin Johnson, 30; Jerrandan Allen, 32; and Gabriel Townsend, 35, all of Yazoo City.
Edward Johnson and Kevin Johnson were both pronounced dead at the scene. Allen and Townsend died after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson.