2 more charged in slaying of Miss. grocery store owner

2 more charged in slaying of Miss. grocery store owner

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Two more suspects have been charged in the murder of beloved Hattiesburg grocery store owner Lisa Nguyen.

According to Hattiesburg police, Stephon “Doonk” Hart and Christopher “Fat Boy” Tyce were taken into custody Thursday morning in Jackson. Both were charged with capital murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity after being questioned by investigators.

Stephon Hart is charged with capital murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity.
Stephon Hart is charged with capital murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity. (Source: Forrest County Jail)
Christopher “Fat Boy” Tyce is charged with capital murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity.
Christopher “Fat Boy” Tyce is charged with capital murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity. (Source: Forrest County Jail)

Jatyran “Tug” Tuggle and Jaquarious “Quay” Randle are also charged in the case. Tuggle 20, is charged with capital murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity. Randle, 20, is charged with capital murder, criminal street gang activity and aggravated assault.

Jaytran Tuggle is charged with capital murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity
Jaytran Tuggle is charged with capital murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity
Jaquarious Randle is charged with capital murder, criminal street gang activity and aggravated assault.
Jaquarious Randle is charged with capital murder, criminal street gang activity and aggravated assault. (Source: Forrest County Jail)

All four suspects are from Jackson and were taken into custody with help from Jackson police and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

Nguyen, 59, was gunned down during an armed robbery at her business, Steelman Grocery, on July 21. Her murder rocked the neighborhood and galvanized members of the community to speak out against recent violence in the city.

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Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker released a statement after the shooting calling Nguyen’s murder a “heinous act of violence” and vowed to bring those involved to justice.

“I want to thank the entire Hattiesburg Police Department and Criminal Investigation Division on their tireless effort working to solve the Lisa Nguyen homicide,” Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker said. “We have taken a major step forward in bringing all persons involved in this heinous act of violence to justice.
Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker

Hart, Tyce, Tuggle and Randle are being held at the Forrest County Jail. HPD said the investigation is ongoing.

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