Southaven police say teen was involved in home invasion before being shot and killed by homeowner

Southaven police say teen was involved in home invasion before being shot and killed by homeowner
Christopher Cooper (Source: Family)

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (WMC) - Southaven police say a homeowner shot and killed a 14-year-old suspect last week during a home invasion.

Police responded to the intersection of Tuscany Way and Surrey Lane before 6 a.m. July 10 where Christopher Cooper was found dead from a gunshot wound.

Within a few days, police announced the arrests of 25-year-old Joshua Fletcher, 30-year-old Justin Williams and 19-year-old Ashley Lutts. Relatives say Fletcher and Cooper were brothers.

On Monday, police said investigators determined Cooper and the other three committed a home invasion not far from where Cooper’s body was found and that the homeowner shot the teen suspect.

Fletcher and Williams are both charged with burglary-home invasion and capital murder. Lutts is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.

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