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Laurel Police expect arrest soon in Thursday murder

Douglas McGruder was struck and killed by a single bullet as he sat in a chair at this apartment at South Park Village Thursday. Douglas McGruder was struck and killed by a single bullet as he sat in a chair at this apartment at South Park Village Thursday.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Laurel Police say they are close to arresting those responsible for fatally shooting a man at an apartment complex Thursday night. Chief Tyrone Stewart said officers are currently interviewing witnesses and potential suspects in the shooting death of Douglas McGruder, 26. 

Shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, police said McGruder was shot once as he was sitting in a chair outside his apartment at South Park Village. At least four other people were inside his apartment at the time of the shooting. 

Stewart said one or more arrests could be made soon. He also said he's awaiting results from McGruder's autopsy.     

McGruder's death is the third homicide in Laurel this year. 

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