A young Vicksburg father was shot to death in a convenience store parking lot Sunday morning, and another man surrendered to police hours later.
Hinds Community College student Derrick Stamps Jr., 18, was killed with a small-caliber weapon after he approached a Nissan Maxima in the parking lot of the Exxon station at Mission 66 and Clay Street at about 1:04 a.m., police Sgt. Sandra Williams said.
Stamps’ father, Derrick Stamps Sr., said his son was to go to Birmingham today to take entrance exams for military service. “I think he was more interested in the Army,” said Derrick Stamps Sr., with whom the victim lived at 820 Grove St.
Stamps was the father of 3-month-old Kaleigh “Kay-Kay” Stamps, and his own father still considered his son “a loving child. I think I’m in denial. I don’t think I’ve accepted the fact he’s gone yet,” he said.
Williams said the fatal shooting, the first in the city this year, followed an earlier fight at Joanna’s, 3961 N. Washington St., a nightclub in Kings.