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Police find man dead after he set fire to his home

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PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

One man is dead after police say he set fire to his own home in Pascagoula. Capt. James Massey, with the Pascagoula Police Department, said officers responded to the Walgreens drug store on Market Street after witnesses reported someone shooting at a vehicle.

Massey said officers on the scene found a woman and her mother in a vehicle claiming her husband, Elarry Brumfield, had been shooting at them with a rifle.

That is when police started looking for Brumfield. Massey said officers found him inside his house and tried to make contact with him.

Massey said that is when Brumfield set fire to the house while he was still inside. Massey said police called the Pascagoula Fire Department, and firefighters immediately started battling the blaze.

Once the fire was out, officials say they found Brumfield dead inside the house.

We are working to gather more details and will update this story as more information becomes available on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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