1 dead, suspect identified in Covington County shooting

1 dead, suspect identified in Covington County shooting
Granville Ramsey Spencer, Jr. Photo from Covington Co. Sheriff's Dept.

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - One person is in custody and another is dead after a Tuesday night shooting in Covington County.

Deputies responded to 245 Highway 84 West in Collins at 7:45 p.m. said Covington County Sheriff's Department Undersheriff Layne McLaurin.

"When deputies got on scene they took a male into custody, and the female was found deceased under the carport of the home," said McLaurin.

McLaurin said Granville Ramsey Spencer Jr., 82, is charged with murder.

The Covington County Coroner's office has identified the victim as Chong Sun Wells, 66.

Spencer's bond was set at $100,000.

"This is what appears to be a domestic situation, it was just an isolated incident, and we do have the suspect in custody," said McLaurin.

He added that Wells was pronounced dead at the scene, and her body was sent to the state crime lab in Jackson for an autopsy.