HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. -- Holly Springs Police are investigating the city’s first homicide of the year after a man was gunned down Friday morning.
Carlos Chairez, 20, was shot repeatedly around 2:30 a.m. while sitting in an SUV outside a home in the 300 block of North Walthall.
When police arrived, they found him dead.
"It’s terrible because I have children," said Holly Springs Police Chief Dwight Harris. "So I can only imagine what that parent is feeling right now. It’s sad to lose a child in their 20s. You haven’t lived yet. We have to do better."
The suspect, Judaryl Holloway, 20, turned himself in a couple of hours later.
Police say a fight broke out at a party at another home, and Holloway followed Chairez to the house on N. Walthall, before shooting him.
"I wish these guys would just handle conflict resolution and put the guns down," Harris said. "We're praying for both families – the family that lost their loved one and the family of the young man that pulled the trigger. They're about to go through something too. It's sad and it has to stop."
Police towed the SUV from the scene, hoping it holds more evidence inside.
Meanwhile, investigators are talking to witnesses and calling for an end to the violence.
"Put the guns down," Harris said. "It only leads to sadness and heartache and pain."
It’s still unclear how the men knew each other.
Holloway is no stranger to jail – he was charged with burglary in 2014 – according to Holly Springs' newspaper, 'The South Reporter.'
In this case, Holly Springs Police tell WREG Holloway is charged with murder and as a felon in possession of a firearm.