Two men arrested after victim was found shot
Picayune Police Department Press Release
Incident Type: Attempted Murder / Cyber Stalking
Arrest – Name, Age: Nigel Pickens 24 / Diamante Myers 29
Incident Date: November 27th 2022
Location: Jarrell St. Picayune MS 39466
Prepared By: Chief Joe Quave
On November 27th, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers of the Picayune Police Department responded to the area of Jarrell St. for reported gun shots. Upon arrival officers located Diamante Myers. Myers was suffering from numerous gunshot wounds to his arms, hands, and legs. Officers immediately applied tourniquets to Myers. He was transported by AAA Ambulance Service to University Medical Center New Orleans for further treatment. This case was then investigated by the Picayune Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.
Detectives began working to develop suspects in the shooting, and while doing so became aware on November 30th, 2022, that Myers (pictured left), now released from the hospital, was making posts on his social media page offering money for the murder of the person who shot him, and later stated he intended to kill Nigel Pickens. Pickens, at this point, had already been developed as a suspect by the Picayune Police Department, and Myers was subsequently arrested for the offense of Cyberstalking for the threats against Pickens.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Pickens (pictured left), and on December 1st, 2022, Pickens was arrested for Attempted Murder.
Both Myers and Pickens are housed at the Pearl River County Jail under bonds set by the Picayune Municipal Courts.
“I appreciate the quick thinking of our patrol officers to render aid to victims and the work our Detectives put into this case. By making quick arrests we hope to prevent future violence from this case,” Chief Joe Quave stated.