Alleged shooter Bernardo Loftin taken into custody by U.S. Marshals

Published 5:00 pm Thursday, October 21, 2021

United States Marshals have located and captured Albert Bernardo Loftin. Loftin was taken into custody in Pearl River County Wednesday afternoon.

A BOLO had been issued for Loftin, who was considered armed and dangerous, after he allegedly shot his estranged wife Laronda Harper multiple times on Sept. 21 in Bassfield.

Harper was hit in the legs and abdomen, underwent multiple surgeries and is recovering.

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Loftin was transported to the Jefferson Davis County jail by Jefferson Davis County investigators. He has been charged with attempted murder and felony possession of a firearm.

By Holley Cochran, The Prentiss Headlight