Man shot and killed at James Street apartment complex

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An early morning shooting at an apartment complex in the 900 block of  James Street  has left one man dead.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the man as 29 year old Labrado Mendoza Garcia. Benedict says Garcia was shot one time in the chest.

A Hattiesburg Police spokesperson says  the shooting took place just before 1:00 a.m. outside one of the apartments. The apartment complex is located across from the Big Star Grocery. They are not saying whether they any suspects in the shooting, but ask anyone with information to contact the police or call Crimes Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

A person associated with the family says the suspect or suspects were attempting to rob the victim and he refused to give up his money and he was shot.

More information on this story as it becomes available.

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