Mississippi city investigating shooting death of 74-year-old man

Published 10:08 pm Saturday, June 10, 2023

A 74-year-old man was found shot in a Vicksburg street early Saturday morning. Vicksburg police said the man was already dead when they arrived.

At 4:24 a.m., Vicksburg Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of the Franklin Street and Military Avenue intersection in Marcus Bottom in reference to a male subject lying in the street.

When they arrived, officers found Edward Stowers, 74, of Vicksburg, suffering from a gunshot wound. Stowers was pronounced dead at the scene by Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey.

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VPD Deputy Chief of Administration Mike Bryant said Criminal Investigation Division investigators are in the area conducting interviews. Bryant said the investigation is in its early stages.