Man arrested after reportedly shooting Mississippi man on his birthday, setting his body on fire inside car

Published 9:02 am Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Mississippi man was shot and then burned inside a car last week on the victim’s own birthday, police report.

Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered the man’s burned body approximately six miles from where a call about a shooting was made. Investigators believe both incidents are related, WREG-TV in Memphis reported.

The body of Terrance Cole was found Wednesday, on what would have been his 28th birthday.

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Sheriff’s deputies have arrested David Rhodes, 39, for Cole’s murder. Investigators say they believe Rhodes shot Cole, drove him to another location and then set the car on fire.