Jackson Police arrest a 74-year-old man in shooting death of his girlfriend

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 74-year-old Hugh Hollingsworth McLaurin is in custody at the Hinds County Sheriffs Department.

Jackson Police are investigating a fatal domestic-related shooting in the Belhaven community. 

The shooting happened in the 1700 block of Myrtle Street. Police say the shooting happened just before 8 Wednesday night. 

JPD say 73-year-old Margaret Pierce was shot to death by her boyfriend Hugh McLaurin. 

He reportedly told police he shot Pierce because he was being attacked. McLaurin was charged with murder. 

He is being held in jail until his court appearance. For now, the investigation is still ongoing. 

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