Charges upgraded in Jackson County drive-by shooting

Charges have been upgraded for the 17-year-old who was arrested in a drive-by shooting that happened July 2nd.

Sheriff Mike Ezell says Erick Martin, of Biloxi, was arrested Friday night after a fight and reports of someone shooting from a vehicle in the area of Columbus Circle in St. Martin where two houses were struck by bullets.

Investigators found Martin at a home on Cortez Circle which is near Columbus Circle. They also recovered a .45 caliber handgun.

Erick Martin is now charged with one count of drive-by shooting with a bond set at $1 million.

A grand jury will consider the two counts of shooting into a dwelling to determine his final charges.

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