Police looking for home invader who shot, killed man sleeping inside

Published 3:40 pm Friday, December 23, 2022

Mississippi police are searching for suspects in a home invasion that ended with the shooting death of a 27-year old man.

WLBT reports that the victim, Harry Readus, was shot three times when a suspect broke into the backdoor of a Canton house and ransacked it while Readus was sleeping Thursday night at 9:30 p.m.

Chief Otha Brown says the suspect broke into the backdoor of a home 27-year-old Harry Readus was staying at and ransacked it while he was sleeping.

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After Readus was shot, police say he was able to run out of the house and collapsed into the intersection of Northwest and Canal Streets.

Readus was transported to a Canton hospital where he later died.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

If you have any information, please contact the Canton Police Department at (601) 859-2121.