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Lamar County man charged with murdering his father

Photo from: Lamar County Sheriff's Department Photo from: Lamar County Sheriff's Department
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A 38-year-old Lamar County man is in jail charged with killing his father and wounding his younger brother.

Sheriff Danny Rigel says the shooting took place shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday at a residence on Morgan Lane, just off R.D. Hartfield Road. Nearby residents reported shots fired at the home and deputies responded.

Authorities found 65-year-old Lellis Steeleman shot to death inside and 25-year-old Thomas Steeleman wounded. The wounded man was taken to a Hattiesburg hospital, and James Steeleman was arrested at the scene.

Stelleman is expected to be formally charged with murder and aggravated assault late Thursday.

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