Meridian Police

Meridian Police

Police in Meridian are investigating a Thursday evening shooting at an apartment complex that left a man dead.

MPD Sgt. Dareall Thompson said the shooting occurred around 7:40 p.m. at the St. Francis Apartments. Thompson said a suspect was taken into custody, and two guns were recovered at the scene. 

The victim, a 22-year-old man, was shot in the chest several times and was pronounced dead at 8:20 p.m. at a local hospital, said Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler.

Witnesses in the case were being interviewed late Thursday night, Thompson said.  

 

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