Police: Man Arrested In Miss. University Shooting

Authorities say a man has been arrested in the weekend shooting death of a Mississippi State University student in a dormitory.

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum met with residents of Evans Hall Sunday afternoon to talk about the Saturday night shooting incident that claimed the life of one MSU student. Keenum wanted to reassure the students that safety is the university’s first and foremost priority. Before taking questions, he emphasized that, “by pulling together as an entire Bulldog family, the university will get through this difficult time.” Along with Keenum, senior housing and student affairs administrators were on hand to answer questions and inform residents about resources and counseling services available.  Read more: http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=16254#ixzz1qHHIJeI1

Authorities say a man has been arrested in the weekend shooting death of a Mississippi State University student in a dormitory.

University police chief Georgia Lindley said 21-year-old Mason Perry Jones of Jackson was arrested Monday on capital murder charges in connection with the death of 21-year-old John Sanderson.

The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Jones in Memphis on Sunday on an unrelated, outstanding robbery warrant.

Sanderson, a resident of Madison, Miss., was shot late Saturday in a dormitory on campus. Authorities said the shooting appeared to be isolated.

Lindley says the investigation is continuing.