Bond set at $1 million in shooting

A Foxworth man had his bond set at $1 million Monday morning in the Marion County Justice Court on a murder charge in connection with a shooting Friday night.

Kendarious Brister, 23, was taken into custody several hours after Calen Malek Shaw, 20, was found shot dead outside a home located at 108 Morgantown Road in Foxworth. Justice Court Judge Sharon Whitfield set the bond as Brister appeared shortly after 11 a.m. Monday.

“Do you know what you’ve been charged with?” Whitfield asked Brister.

He responded that he knew he had been charged with murder. Whitfield read him his rights and then asked if he needed an attorney appointed. Brister responded that he would retain legal counsel in the case.

According to Marion County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division Capt. Pete Williams, deputies were dispatched to the home at 6:42 p.m.

“Deputies arrived on the scene and discovered Shaw’s body,” Williams said. “AAA Ambulance Service arrived on the scene and confirmed that the victim was deceased.”

Investigators from the MCSO then arrived on the scene and began their investigation. Coroner Norma Williamson was called to the scene and around 8:40 p.m. Shaw’s body was transported to Marion General Hospital. It has since been sent to the Mississippi Medical Examiner’s Office in Jackson for an autopsy, according to Williams.

“Through the course of the investigation, a suspect was formed and later arrested and charged,” Williams said.

Williams said late Saturday afternoon that the investigation is still ongoing with the assistance from Williamson and the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

“If you have any information pertaining to the case, please contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at (601) 736-5051,” Williams concluded. 

Pictured above: Marion County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division Capt. Pete Williams escorts Kendarious Brister into Justice Court Monday morning. | Photo by Mark Rogers