First Homicide For 2002 In Harrison County

A Harrison County teenager is in jail charged with the County's first homicide of the year.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says 17-year-old Lucas Cole Vice of Gulfport was visiting a home on Allen Road Friday evening. Sometime around 5 p.m. Vice was shot in the head. Hargrove say Vice was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department arrested 18-year-old Timothy Harger and charged him with manslaughter. Police are not sure what the motive was for the shooting.

This is the first homicide in Harrison County this year. Last year there were more than 40 homicides along coastal counties.

By Danielle Thomas