Woman accused of shooting boyfriend in Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old man.

Investigators said Christopher Payne was shot multiple times by his girlfriend, 29-year-old Edna Jones. Deputies received a call about the shooting around 10:30 Monday night on Lindwood Road.

The couple’s four to six-month-old child was also inside the home at the time of the shooting. The child was not injured.

According to investigators, Jones claimed she shot Payne after a domestic disturbance. Jones was charged with domestic aggravated assault by use of a deadly weapon.

At last check, Payne was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

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