Weir teen convicted in police officer murder

The Associated Press

CORINTH – A Weir teenager has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison for the February shooting death of French Camp Police Chief Anthony Lucas.

An Alcorn County jury convicted Christopher Fair, 16, of capital murder on Tuesday. He was sentenced by Circuit Judge Joe Loper.

Fair was convicted of fatally shooting Lucas following a vehicle pursuit in February. The case was moved to Alcorn County due to pretrial news coverage.

Lucas, 32, lived in Ackerman but was the part-time police chief in French Camp. He had joined other Choctaw County law officers in the pursuit of a car that fled during a traffic stop.

Authorities said Fair lived at the house where the shooting occurred.