Man charged with murder in Hattiesburg shooting

Updated: Sep. 7, 2018 at 2:11 PM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Forrest County man has been charged with murder after a Hattiesburg shooting on Friday afternoon.

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said Justin Lee Anderson, 30, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder.

Moore said the shooting happened in a parking lot in the 4700 block of Hardy Street just after 1 p.m. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict confirmed the death just after 4 p.m.

Benedict identified the victim as 38-year-old Micheal Paul McLendon. According to Benedict, McLendon died in the shooting.

McLendon was taken to an area hospital, but did not survive his injuries.

Anderson was transported to the Forrest County Jail.

Investigators said they believe McLendon and Anderson knew each other and the shooting appeared to be an “isolated altercation.”

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