No Charges Filed in Marion Shooting Death - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

January 7, 2007

No Charges Filed in Marion Shooting Death

Marion County authorities say no charges have been filed in connection with the death of a Kokomo man who was shot during an altercation at a convenience store in that West Marion County community Saturday.  

Investigators however, say the case involving the shooting death of 58-year-old Lee Smith will be handed over to a grand jury for review. 

Smith died at Forrest General Hospital last evening during surgery, after he was shot multiple times at the Kokomo Joe's Store around 1 p.m. 

Eyewitnesses said Smith stormed into the store carrying a shotgun and opened fire on the store clerk, who returned fire, hitting smith several times. 

The clerk was uninjured. 

Other eyewitnesses told us the posting of a sign outside the store listing the names of several people who owed money to the store's owner may have been a motive for the altercation.  


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