Update: George County shooting death on Sunday - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Update: George County shooting death on Sunday

Posted: Updated:
LUCEDALE, MS (WLOX) -

The George County Sheriff's Department has confirmed the suspect and victims involved in the fatal shooting early Sunday morning in George County's Central Community.

George County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Shonna Pierce said 27-year-old Clifford Byrd is the man accused of shooting and killing 27-year-old Nathan White and critically injuring his father 52-year-old Jerald Mitchell Cochran.

The shooting allegedly stemmed after Byrd, started doing donuts on White's family's property.

When 52-year-old Jerald Mitchell Cochran walked outside and asked Byrd to stop, an argument started.

Shortly after the argument, Byrd pulled up to Cochran's mobile home and knocked on the door. When Cochran and his two sons, Nathan White and 20-year-old Ryan White answered the door, Byrd allegedly started shooting at both Cochran and Nathan.

Pierce said Ryan grabbed a nearby gun and reportedly shot at Byrd hitting him multiples times. 

Investigators have interviewed and released Ryan White.

Pierce said, the investigation is ongoing with still no motive for the shooting. Detectives said more arrests and charges are expected to follow.

Cochran is being treated at University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. Byrd is being treated at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula. Both were last listed under critical condition.

Copyright 2012 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Hebert Family speaks out about deadly explosion at Omega Protein

    Hebert Family speaks out about deadly explosion at Omega Protein

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:55:14 GMT
    Christopher Hebert was killed in an accident at Omega Protein's Moss Point plant in 2012. Hebert's loved ones said they are heartbroken to hear of another life lost.More >>
    In 2012, Christopher Hebert was killed when he was caught in a rotating screw conveyor at Omega Protein's Moss Point plant. Hebert's loved ones said they are heartbroken to hear another family is having to deal with losing a loved one because of something that happened at the plant.
    More >>
  • Woman, 2 children killed in Leake County ATV accident

    Toddler involved in fatal Leake County ATV accident expected to recover

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:08:07 GMT
    Two-year-old Alicia Hernandez is currently at Blair E. Batson hospital in Jackson recovering from an ATV accident that killed her mother, brother and a cousin. "My Aunt Lucy Hernandez, her second oldestMore >>
    Sarah Eichelberger, of Baton Rouge, was driving her 2009 Acura car when she collided with Lucy Hernandez's Honda ATV.
    More >>
  • Suspect's death takes a toll on authorities

    Suspect's death takes a toll on authorities

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:53:12 GMT
    The D'Iberville man who was pulled from the Tchoutacabouffa River this weekend drowned, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. Monday, an autopsy was completed on James King. Authorities sayMore >>
    The D'Iberville man who was pulled from the Tchoutacabouffa River this weekend drowned, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. Monday, an autopsy was completed on James King. Authorities say the 21-year-old jumped into the river Saturday while running away from police. It's the kind of tragedy first responders admit always takes a toll on them.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.