Man charged with attempted murder in shooting; victim with cyberstalking

Picayune Police have charged a man with attempted murder in a shooting incident from last week – and charged the victim with cyberstalking.

According to a report from Picayune Police, officers responded to a call about 1 a.m. on November 27 about a shooting near Jarrell Street.

Officers found Diamante Myers suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his arms and legs. Officers applied tourniquets and he was taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

As detectives began working on the case, they found that Myers, who had been released from the hospital, was posting on social media, offering a reward for the murder of the person who shot him. Myers later identified the person as Nigel Pickens, whom he said he was going to kill.

Detectives already had developed Pickens as a suspect and Myers was arrested and charged with cyberstalking for his threats against Pickens.

A warrant was issued for Pickens, who was arrested December 1, was charged with attempted murder.

Both were taken to the Pearl River County jail.

Chief Joe Quave thanked his officers for their quick work. “By making quick arrests we hope to prevent future violence from this case,” he said.

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