Man, girlfriend dead after shooting in Monticello

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Monticello man fatally shot his girlfriend before shooting himself early today at Westover Apartments, according to Monticello Chief of Police David Stanley.

Stanley said 911 was called at 1:18 a.m.

Lawrence County Coroner Sandra Lambert identified the couple as Denzel C. Nash, 24, of Monticello, and Shaniqua Nicole Dawkins, 24, of Hattiesburg.

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According to Stanley, Nash shot Dawkins and then shot himself.

Dawkins was pronounced dead at the scene. Nash was transported to the Lawrence County Hospital, where he was  pronounced dead.

A motive has not been determined and the incident remains under investigation by the Monticello Police Department.