COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - An 18-year-old man was shot and killed late Friday night in Collins.
Authorities responded to a report of shots fired around 9:30 p.m. When they arrived on scene, Dementric Fairley was discovered lying on the ground suffering from a gun-shot wound. The Collins native was shot at a back-to-school event at the City of Collins Depot around 10 p.m., police say.
Covington County coroner, Chris Daquila, says Fairley suffered one gun-shot wound to the head. He was taken to the Covington County Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Collins Police Department police chief, Joey Ponder, told WDAM that a suspect was arrested and is currently being held in the Collins City Jail without bond. Officials say the identity of the suspect will be released at a later time.
Fairley's body was sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for an autopsy.