HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A 31-year-old Hattiesburg man has been charged with first-degree murder after an early-morning shooting Sunday left a woman dead.
Billy Lester was arrested after police responded to what they described as a “domestic incident” in the 400 block of Martin Luther Avenue about 3:40 a.m.
Hattiesburg police discovered a female dead from an apparent gunshot wound in a nearby vacant lot, and Lester was taken into custody across the street in the 100 block of Ruby Avenue.
Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the woman as 19-year-old Shayna Cline.
According to Hattiesburg police, Lester had been in a relationship with Cline.