17-year-old charged with murder in Purvis shooting

17-year-old charged with murder in Purvis shooting
Lois Anne Hughes was charged with murder in the death of 41-year old Duel Vincent Bryant. (Source: Lamar County Sheriff's Office)

PURVIS, Miss. (WDAM) - A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult with murder in a Purvis death investigation.

Purvis investigators give more details on Wednesday homicide

A Purvis Police Department investigator said Lois Anne Hughes, of Purvis, was charged in the death of 41-year-old Duel Vincent Bryant, who was found dead in a home on Shelby Speights Drive Wednesday afternoon.

The department received a report of a man being hit over the head with a pipe just after noon Wednesday. At the scene, police said they found Bryant had been shot and killed in the home. Another man was assaulted.

Police searched the home and collected evidence, which was sent to the crime lab. Bryant’s body is being sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

The man who was assaulted did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

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