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1 dead, 2 others injured in Copiah County shooting


Authorities in Copiah County are investigating the shooting of three people which resulted in the death of one of the victims.

The incident happened Thursday night at 120 Thomas Circle just outside the Crystal Springs city limits. 

Authorities said 48-year-old Roger Darnell Jenkins died.

The sheriff’s department tells WJTV  they received a call around 11:55 p.m. about the incident. When they arrived at the scene, they found two people injured.

A 34-year-old woman was shot in the face and 60-year-old Luther Charles Rhymes was shot in the stomach.

Deputies said they were told that a third person was involved. Friday morning, authorities received another call saying there was a body behind the house. That’s when authorities located Jenkins. 

Rhymes was arrested Friday morning after being released from the hospital. The investigation is ongoing. 

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