Suspect sought in Lawrence County murder

Published 8:20 am Tuesday, August 24, 2021

A Brookhaven man is being sought by law enforcement in connection with a murder in Lawrence County.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Keontra Dunn of Brookhaven.
Dunn has been charged with murder, three counts of attempted murder, and shooting into a motor vehicle after an altercation that left a 20-year-old Lawrence County man dead.
“No type of media or press release was made prior due to an effort to keep Dunn from hiding out,” said Lawrence County Sheriff Ryan Everett. “However, after some of [Monday’s] events, Dunn knows that he is being actively sought.”
Dunn, 22, is approximately 6-feet 2-inches tall and 290 pounds, according to his most recent driver’s license. The last verified sighting law enforcement had of him was Monday in Copiah County.
Dunn is to be considered armed and dangerous, Everett said.
Anyone with information on Dunn’s location is asked to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 601-587-2961, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 601-833-5231 or the Copiah County Sheriff’s Office at 601-894-3011.

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