Vicksburg wife is shot in face, 61-year-old husband charged

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(1/22/19) A separated husband and wife are the suspect and victim of a Monday night shooting in Vicksburg.

According to Vicksburg Police, Milton Ray Jefferson, 61, is charged with aggravated assault-domestic violence.

The shooting happened Monday around 9:20 p.m. on near Coccaros Street and Halls Ferry Road. According to the 31-year-old victim, she and her husband have been separated for about a month. She told police he shot her in the face, after she would not stop to talk to him.

The victim is in stable condition at a Jackson hospital.

Jefferson turned himself into police shortly after the shooting. He will appear in the Vicksburg Municipal Court on Wednesday, around 10:00 a.m.

Jefferson is being held in the Issaquena Correctional Facility.

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