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Moss Point police still searching for leads in 2013 cold case

Moss Point Police Chief Art McClung said the case remains an active investigation, but there was little solid evidence at the time of Smith's murder, and investigators have found nothing new since the shooting to lead to an arrest. (Photo source: WLOX) Moss Point Police Chief Art McClung said the case remains an active investigation, but there was little solid evidence at the time of Smith's murder, and investigators have found nothing new since the shooting to lead to an arrest. (Photo source: WLOX)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

Two years after his murder, the family of Christopher Smith is still hoping his killer will be found. Smith was gunned down in his driveway on Gregory Street in Moss Point as he got out of his car on Nov. 30, 2013.

Moss Point Police Chief Art McClung said the case remains an active investigation, but there was little solid evidence at the time of Smith's murder, and investigators have found nothing new since the shooting to lead to an arrest.

"We desperately want to solve this murder," McClung said Monday, just hours before Smith's family gathered for a candlelight vigil in his memory.  "His mom calls every month or so asking if there's any news, any leads, but we just don't have anything."

Almost immediately after the shooting, McClung said police received a tip pointing to a possible suspect.

"That person wasn't in the area at the time and also had an alibi," McClung said. "We exhausted the leads we had."

According to police, Smith's girlfriend was in the car when he was shot, but McClung said she didn't get a good look at the suspect who police can only describe as "possibly a black male wearing a dark hoodie."

Though time has passed, McClung said investigators are searching for new leads and evidence, but he admits it may take someone coming forward with new information. 

McClung asks anyone with information to solve the crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1711.

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