1 dead, 1 in custody after dispute leads to stabbing in Hattiesburg

Police responded to the reported incident in the 1200 block of Ida Avenue just before 10 a.m. A male suspect was arrested and taken into custody at the scene.

1 dead, 1 in custody after dispute leads to stabbing in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - One man is dead and another man is in custody following a stabbing in Hattiesburg Sunday morning.

Hattiesburg Police responded to the reported incident in the 1200 block of Ida Avenue just before 10 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a man dead outside of a home.

Hattiesburg Police responded to the reported incident in the 1200 block of Ida Avenue just before 10 a.m. A male suspect was arrested and taken into custody at the scene.
Hattiesburg Police responded to the reported incident in the 1200 block of Ida Avenue just before 10 a.m. A male suspect was arrested and taken into custody at the scene. ((Photo source: WDAM))

A male suspect was arrested and taken into custody at the scene.

After further investigation, police later learned that the victim and the suspect knew each other, and were having an ongoing dispute.

According to HPD spokesperson Ryan Moore, this is the first homicide investigation of 2019.

No other information is available at this time.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.

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