Authorities identify Hattiesburg murder victim and suspect

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An apparent domestic dispute turned deadly Monday in Hattiesburg.

Just before 1 p.m. police found a woman lying in a carport at 906 Flowers street after responding to calls about shots in the area. Coroner Butch Benedict identified the woman as Pamela Lang, 50.  Lang was shot in the head and arm.

Authorities quickly surrounded the area and found the alleged shooter lying down in a field not far from the house. Police identified the suspect as Patrick Lang, 49. Authorities will not confirm the relationship but we are told the suspect was the victim's husband. Patrick Lang is being transported to the Forrest County jail on murder charges.

About 60 people were in the courtroom to witness the first appearance. Lang as well the courtroom was under heavy security.

Bond was set Wednesday at $1 million by Judge Jolly Matthews.

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