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Marion County man murdered

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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Marion County man was shot and killed at a residence Monday evening, according to Marion County coroner Norma Williamson.

Ken Jefferson, 29, was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the abdomen around 3:20 p.m. The incident occurred at a residence on Ray Brown Lane in the Lampton Community.

Investigators with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, as well as the Marion County Sheriff's Department responded to the shooting.

After a search warrant was issued, investigators said they recovered approximately 40 to 50 pounds of suspected marijuana.

Investigators said they are following up on leads from the incident, but they have yet to make an arrest in the case.

WDAM will continue to follow this story as more details become available.

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