Juvenile charged in shooting death of 19-year-old

A 19-year old man, Payton I. Bridges, was killed Thursday, May 25, as the result of a shooting on the 800 block of Fowler Street, Clinton.

The Clinton Police Department was called to the home at about 12:30 p.m. on a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they found Bridges had been shot and killed.

CPD detectives, with the assistance of the TBI, collected evidence at the scene, served search warrants and interviewed witnesses.

At about 9 p.m., a juvenile was taken into custody and charged with homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Both the suspect and victim are from the Clinton area and are acquaintances.

Police Chief Vaughn Becker thanked District Attorney General Dave Clark and the TBI for their assistance.