Southaven police investigate shooting death

William R. Pierce (Courtesy Southaven Police Department)
William R. Pierce (Courtesy Southaven Police Department)

SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC-TV) - A Mississippi man has been charged in a Thursday afternoon shooting death in Southaven.

According to Southaven Police Department spokesperson Lt. Mark Little, officers were called to the 1300 block of Dorshire in Southaven just before 1:00pm Thursday, where they found a person had been shot. The victim died at the scene.

Investigators said the victim and another person were involved in a physical altercation prior to the shooting.  After the fight, the suspect pulled out a semi-automatic gun and shot the victim.

According to police, William R. Pierce, 34, was arrested and charged with murder in the incident.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

If you have information about the shooting that could aid the investigation, call Southaven Police at 662-393-8652.