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19-year-old identified as victim of fatal Wiggins shooting

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 8:26 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 9:01 AM CST
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WIGGINS, Miss. (WLOX) - A 19-year-old man has been identified as the person killed Tuesday in Wiggins.

Jacoby Lebbaeus Bolton died Tuesday night after being shot, said police. Wiggins Police Chief Jeff Thomas said officers responded to a home on Hope Avenue around 6:30pm in response to a shooting. When they arrived, they found Bolton suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to Memorial Hospital at Stone County, where he was in critical condition. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Bolton died as a result of his injuries.

Police have not yet released whether any suspects have been arrested or not.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Wiggins Police Department at (601) 928-5444. Anonymous tips can also be made by contacting Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers online or by calling 877-787-5898.

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