Mississippi teen arrested in shooting death of 16-year-old

Published 3:44 pm Sunday, July 30, 2023

A teenager has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a 16-year-old.

According to the Hattiesburg Police Department, Dennis Swails, 19, of Hattiesburg, was arrested Saturday night about 10 p.m.

The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday in the 500 Block of North 19th Avenue in the Hub City.

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Swails has been charged with second degree murder and tampering with evidence.

He was booked into the Forrest County Jail.