Man accused of shooting next-door neighbor charged with manslaughter

Man accused of shooting next-door neighbor charged with manslaughter
Dylan Cain Parr (Source: Covington County Sheriff's Office)

COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A Covington County man has been charged with manslaughter-heat of passion for allegedly shooting his next-door neighbor.

Officials with the Covington County Sheriff’s Office said Dylan Cain Parr, 21, is accused of killing 30-year-old Christopher Hand.

Covington County Coroner Chris Daquila said the shooting happened on Dennistown Road in Mount Olive sometime Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators said Hand was shot one time in the upper shoulder and neck area during an altercation outside his home. Hand was rushed to the hospital but died around 4:18 p.m., Daquila said. Hand’s body has been sent to the State Crime Lab in Pearl for an autopsy.

Parr made his initial appearance before Justice Court Judge Bobby Wayne Mooney on Thursday. During that hearing, Mooney denied bond for Parr.

The shooting is still being investigated by the Covington County Sheriff’s Office.

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