1 dead, 1 in custody after Collins shooting

Published 9:37 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2017

COLLINS (AP) — One person is dead and another is in custody after a shooting in Mississippi’s Covington County.

Deputies responded to a residence on Hwy. 84, just west of Collins, around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Sheriff’s Department Undersheriff Layne McLaurin says deputies found a dead woman under the carport of the home and took a man into custody. McLaurin says the shooting appears to be the result of a domestic situation.

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The names of those involved have not been released. He says the victim was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was sent to the state crime lab in Jackson for an autopsy.