UPDATE: Victim identified after fatal shooting in Pascagoula

One dead, one injured after home invasion in Pascagoula

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Authorities have identified the man who died after a home invasion in Pascagoula early Friday morning.

Edgard Melendez, 24, was killed during the shooting, which happened at 5:40 a.m. inside a home at Tall Pines Apartments on Scovel Road.

According to Police Capt. Doug Adams, they are still looking for the two men suspected of kicking down the door of the apartment. As of Monday morning, no identities or descriptions of the suspects have been released.

One other man was also shot and injured during the home invasion. Police said he was taken to Singing River Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. However, according to a family member of the man, he was later transported to USA Medical Center in Mobile due to gunshot wounds in his legs.

Authorities stressed that anyone with information about the suspects’ identities is encouraged to come forward. Anonymous tips can be made to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers by calling 877-787-5898 or going to their website. You can also contact Pascagoula Police Department at 228-762-2211 if you have any information about this crime.

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