34-year-old identified as victim of shooting at Gautier house

LIVE REPORT: Gautier police investigate fatal shooting

GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) - A 34-year-old man has been identified as the person killed Monday after a shooting at a Gautier home.

Rico Lynch died following an altercation that led to the shooting, said authorities.

According to police, a fight broke out between Lynch and another person around 5 p.m. at a home on Courtney Drive in the Cambridge Square neighborhood.

Police said Monday that Lynch’s roommate was being questioned but it’s unclear if he is being considered a suspect or just a witness.

Investigators told WLOX News Now on Wednesday that the shooting appeared to be a case of self-defense, meaning police will not file charges against the person who shot Lynch.

Neighbors said they were shocked to hear someone had died at the home because the neighborhood is typically quiet.

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