Mississippi officers investigating fatal shooting in Copiah County

Published 6:25 am Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Mississippi officials are investigating a fatal shooting in Copiah County Tuesday night.

Deputies with the Copiah County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting on Rhymes Road. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound.

According to local news sources, the alleged shooter reported to local law enforcement about a man trespassing on his property shortly before 7 p.m.

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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is assisting with the case. No one is in custody at this time.

The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of family members.