16-year-old shoots older brother dead at Tunica home

TUNICA, Miss. — A 20-year-old is dead and his 16-year-old brother is in custody after a shooting at a Tunica home Wednesday afternoon.

"It's gonna be a sad Thanksgiving, I know that," said the brothers' stepfather Deandre Nunn.

Nunn confirmed Michael Cross was shot in the head by his younger brother during an argument at the family home on Mayhan Street.

The Tunica County Sheriff's Department confirmed Cross died at the scene around 4 p.m.

"It's unreal. It's like an illusion right now," said Nunn.

He added, "Now I lost a son, stepson, and one is going to jail probably for the rest of his life."

Nunn and neighbors said they weren't sure what the brothers' argument was about, but Nunn said there was no reason for it to end in death.

"Brothers have battles. You know, I've had battles with my brothers and we worked it out. We talked about it. It never got to this extreme," he said.

Nunn said he and Cross have had their own differences, but this past weekend, he said things were beginning to look up.

"He said, 'Dee, we gonna put this all behind us. I wanna get in the Job Corp and I want to try and get this right.'"

WREG is not naming the 16-year-old suspect since he's a juvenile and hasn't been formally charged yet.

The sheriff's department has not yet said what he will be charged with and whether or not he will be charged as an adult.