Copy-Hinds Co. deputy's death ruled homicide, shot and killed by girlfriend

MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A Hinds County Deputy and a Raymond Detention center nurse were found dead inside a  Madison county home.

Madison County coroner Alex Breeland said that 28-year-old LeKrisna Myers shot and killed 26-year-old Darryl Davis. She then shot and killed herself.

Deputy Davis's death has been ruled a homicide and Myers death was ruled a suicide.

Deputy Davis and Myers were found shot to death in the North Wind Subdivision. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker held a news conference Thursday morning giving more details about the deaths, but he would not say if the deaths were murder-suicide or homicide.

"It's a very sad day," said Sheriff Tucker.

Wednesday his agency received a request from the Hinds County Sheriff's Department for a welfare check after Davis and Myers did not show up for work. That led to the discoveries of their bodies inside the Clearview Drive East home, both suffering from gunshot wounds.

Investigators say they were in a relationship and lived together.

"There was at least one call in recent months to the residence, and it was a domestic call," said Tucker. "No physical violence or anything of that nature."

Meanwhile, Davis and Myers' colleagues at the Hinds County Sheriff's Department and Detention Center were stunned by the news.

"It took all of us by surprise," said Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason. "I knew Darryl as a good police officer, good sheriff's deputy and being so young it is what kind of snatches you away from reality."

Sheriff Tucker said Myers spoke with a family member shortly before 10 o'clock Tuesday night.

Investigators believe the shooting occurred in the early morning hours Wednesday. Their bodies were found around 4:20 p.m.

Myers worked with Quality Correctional Health Care as a nurse at the Raymond Detention Center. Officials with Quality Correctional Health Care released a statement on her death.

"She was a good nurse and a good person," said Anina Naylor, QCHC's nurse supervisor for the Hinds County detention centers. "We are all very down today. We will miss her. We at QCHC are deeply saddened to lose a cherished member of our work family.

Myers had completed her bachelor's degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women last year. She was planning to earn her master's degree to become a nurse practitioner.

The Madison County resident also taught a health science course in the Hind County School District.

The detention center nurse has a 10-year-old son who was not at the home at the time of the incident.
Autopsies are being conducted by the Madison County Coroner and should shed more light on what actually happened inside the Clearview Drive east home.

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