Murder suspect still at large

Published 3:06 pm Friday, August 27, 2021

A Brookhaven man wanted in connection with a Lawrence County murder is still at large.

Keontra Dunn is being sought by law enforcement after a shooting that took place on Friday, Aug. 20. 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.

“Dunn knows that he is being actively sought,” said Lawrence County Sheriff Ryan Everett.

Dunn, 22, is approximately 6-feet 2-inches tall and 290 pounds, according to his most recent driver’s license.

On Monday, Aug. 23, Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a Nola Road residence around 12:50 p.m.

Deputies arrived to find the residence struck by multiple gunshots, but no one injured, said Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing. The complainant told deputies an unknown number of suspects had fired rounds at the house and left in an unknown vehicle.

Rushing said initial investigation indicated the residence is connected to Dunn.

Dunn is to be considered armed and dangerous, according to Everett.

Anyone with information on Dunn’s location or anyone involved in the Nola Road shooting is asked to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 601-587-2961, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 601-833-5231, the Copiah County Sheriff’s Office at 601-894-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 601-823-0150.