Meridian Star

September 3, 2013

1 dead, 1 arrested in Lee County

The Associated Press
HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press

VERONA, Miss. — Authorities in Verona say 1 man is dead and another in custody after police responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of a fight in progress.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells WTVA (http://bit.ly/1dMsJSi ) that the call came in about 1 p.m.

Two men had left the scene of the original report. Their car was spotted by officers and stopped on Mattox Road.

During the traffic stop, a fight broke out between the two men and Verona officers, Johnson says.

One of the men was shot and killed, the other was taken into custody.

The names of those involved and further details have not been released.

Johnson says deputies and Verona police continue to investigate.