WJTV News Channel 12 - Victim identified in Lexington church shooting

Victim identified in Lexington church shooting

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VICTIM: 26-year-old Cedric White VICTIM: 26-year-old Cedric White
Shooting location Shooting location

UPDATE 6:00 p.m. Sunday

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting at a church in Holmes County.

MBI officials tell us there was a dispute between members of Asia Baptist Church in Lexington and the church's pastor. We've learned church members voted out the pastor; he didn't agree with their decision.

According to the MBI, a fight broke out between the pastor, his family and church members. Police were called.

After Lexington Police arrived on the scene, shots were fired. The only information MBI officials will confirm about the shooting is a Lexington Police Officer pulled the trigger, and 26-year-old Cedric White died.

We talked with White's mother and father. They witnessed the shooting and share their feelings with News Channel 12 tonight at 10:00.


The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is currently on the scene of a church shooting in the city of Lexington in Holmes County.

MBI officials tell us around 12:15 Sunday afternoon, a Lexington police officer was involved in a shooting at a church. MBI's crime scene unit and other investigators remain on the scene gathering information.

MBI would not confirm at which church the shooting happened, nor would they confirm the condition of the person who was shot.

We have a crew heading to the scene to get you answers and will bring you more on this developing story as it becomes available.

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