No charges in fatal weekend shooting on Cade Lane

Published 9:05 pm Monday, June 17, 2019

No one has been charged after an argument escalated into a deadly shooting Sunday night at a paint shop on Cade Lane, authorities said.

Stephen Turner, 46, of Bassfield, was pronounced dead at the University of Mississippi Medical Center at 2:53 a.m. Monday, said Lincoln County Coroner Clay McMorris. Turner was shot Sunday around 8:40 p.m.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said it appears Turner was at Butler’s Commercial Painting after hours with his girlfriend when they were visited by two men and a woman. One of the men and Turner began to argue.

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Deputies were called to the business at 8:40 p.m. Sunday. On the way there, deputies spotted a vehicle at the corner of Cade Lane and Dunn Ratcliff Road that matched a description given by witnesses.

“Based on witness information and evidence collected so far, it has been determined during the altercation that both subjects possessed firearms and exchanged gunfire with each other resulting in a male subject being struck and the vehicle from the other party being struck,” Rushing said.

After discussing the case with the district attorney’s office, no charges will be filed at this time pending further investigation, he said.

Turner was taken by ambulance to King’s Daughters Medical Center then flown to UMMC where he died.

It is not known at this time what caliber of firearm fired the fatal shot, Rushing said.

Turner’s body has been sent to the state crime Lab for an autopsy.