Courtney Jamal Johnson, 31, of Marshall has been identified as the victim in Saturday’s shooting at the Belaire Manor Apartments.
According to information released by Marshall Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Len Ames, Johnson was located inside an apartment and pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel as a result of gunshot wounds.
Emergency personnel responded to a call regarding a male being shot at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the 1300 block of Melanie Street at the apartment complex.
The suspect, Charles Ray Mason, 31, of Marshall, was located a short distance from the scene by Marshall patrol officers. Mason was taken into custody at that time and is facing three felony charges: one count of murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of tampering with physical evidence.
Mason previously has been arrested on numerous charges, according to information found on the Harrison County Jail site.
In 2005, Marshall police arrested him and charged him with two counts of burglary of a building and one count of contempt of court disobedience.
In 2011, he was arrested on multiple counts of theft, no safety belt, multiple counts of criminal trespass, giving false information, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
In 2012, he was again arrested on charges of contempt of court disobedience and failure to identify/false information.
In 2013, he was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
In 2014, he was arrested on charges of failure to ID/false information, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
In 2015, he was again arrested on charges of failure to ID/false information and multiple counts of theft.
In 2016, he was arrested on charges of public intoxication, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct. In 2017, Mason was arrested on charges of theft of property, criminal trespass, possession of marijuana. In 2018, he was arrested on charges of theft of a firearm and unauthorized use of a vehicle out of Marion County. Earlier in 2019, Mason was arrested on charges of evading arrest/detention with a vehicle, violation of parole and public intoxication.
Mason’s bond has been set at $1 million for the murder charge and $25,000 for each of the other recent charges.
Detectives with the Marshall Police Department are continuing to investigate.