Woman charged with murder in Hattiesburg shooting

Woman charged with murder in Hattiesburg shooting
Tiffany Hathorn faces a murder charge after a Wednesday evening shooting. (Source: Hattiesburg Police Department)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police arrested a suspect Thursday in the shooting death of a 41-year-old man. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the victim as Van Leonard Luvene Jr.

The shooting was reported in the 200 block of Fredna Avenue around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers found Luvene suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived at the scene. Luvene was transported to Forrest General Hospital and later died from his injuries.

Officials said 33-year-old Tiffany M. Hathorn, of Hattiesburg, is being charged with murder and will be booked into the Forrest County Jail.

Police said it is believed Luvene and Hathorn were in a relationship and the shooting was domestic related.

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