The NAACP is conducting its own investigation into the death of a George County High School student.
Billy Joe Johnson, 17, apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in eary December after being stopped in his car by a deputy sheriff.
Authorities have not said whether the shooting was accidental or a suicide. But the NAACP said it has ruled out suicide and has hired an independent pathologist to conduct a second autopsy.
Meanwhile, District Attorney Tony Lawrence met with Johnson family members Monday.
More to come as the story develops.