Police: Mississippi teen arrested on murder charges hours after graduating from high school

Published 10:29 am Monday, May 23, 2022

Officials say a Mississippi teen reportedly shot and killed a man just hours after graduating high school.

Justin Robert Coggins, 18, of Caledonia is facing murder charges in the death of Dusting Hoffpauir, 33, in what investigators are describing as a domestic dispute.

According to WCBI in Columbus, Coggins graduated from Caledonia High School and then hours later reportedly shot and killed Hoffpauir.

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Coggins was taken into custody and is now at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.

The case is currently under investigation.