MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Moss Point Police Chief Brandon Ashley has released more details surrounding Sunday’s fatal shooting.
One person died and another was critically injured after a shooting near McCall and Frederick streets.
Ashley confirmed the incident began as a burglary, and that the deceased was not the home owner.
Officers received reports of gunshots around 8:03 a.m.
A witness told WLOX she drove by the scene and saw a deceased body lying on the ground. Ashley said it is not being labeled as a homicide yet.
Allen R. Bush was one of the people watching as police conducted their investigation. Bush believed the homeowner did what he had to do.
“I know that young man,” Bush said. “That young man works with me, he do the same thing I do at Ingalls Shipyard. He’s a fine, upstanding young man. It is hard. What we’ve gotta do now is get to him because it is what it is. And we want to reassure him that he was acting within his rights and protecting himself and his property."
The injured victim was taken to University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama.
This is an active investigation. We will continue to provide updates as new details emerge.