3 arrested in connection to Lumberton shooting Saturday that left 1 woman dead, another wounded
LUMBERTON, Miss. (WDAM) _ Three men were taken into custody early Saturday morning on charges of murder and aggravated assault in connection with a shooting in Lumberton that left one woman dead and another wounded.
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said Saturday evening that three men, ages 24, 21 and 19, had been booked into the Lamar County Jail, charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Rigel said he would not release the names of the trio until they had made an initial appearance and been “formally charged.”
That could come as soon as Sunday, though Rigel was not sure of the time.
Rigel said “other arrests could be made” if the investigation warrants.
Though a Lumberton case, Rigel said the county was asked to send an investigator to the scene of the crime.
The incident occurred near a pool hall/game room off Myrick Avenue near Eighth Street.
Lumberton Mayor Quincy Rodgers said he and his wife woke to “music” followed quickly by “loud gunfire” just after 2 a.m. Saturday.
“We could hear people screaming,” Rodgers said. “When we looked out the window, we could see people running. One man was running with what looked like a long gun.”
Rodgers said he saw two vehicles wrecked on Myrick Avenue “near the ambulance where they were working on the young lady.”
Rigel said the investigation so far has found that two cars sideswiped each other, and that the occupants of one car got out and started shooting.
Rodgers said he was told that one woman died while a second was wounded.
“Just grazed,” Rogers said.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear. Rodgers said he did not know if any arrests had been made.
“I know they’re deep into the investigation,” Rodgers said.
Rigel said Lumberton police discovered a car about three or four blocks further down Myrick Avenue that matched the descriptions of the one that had left the scene.
The three men arrested were with the car.
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