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Man Dead After Corinth Shooting Saturday

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

A man was pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting incident at the corner of Meigg and Penn streets Saturday night, Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones said.

The victim’s name will be released after family members have been notified, Police Chief Ralph Dance said.

Dance added that a suspect is in custody but has not been charged. The suspect was apprehended at a local gas station, the chief said. The police officers did an “outstanding” job quickly apprehending the suspect, Dance added.

The victim’s body was in the road at the corner of Meigg and Penn streets, Jones said.

It was a “chaotic” scene, Jones added.

It appears the cause of death will be ruled homicide, and the motive is unknown.

The incident was reported to 911 at about 10:50 p.m.


  1. John H John H August 6, 2017

    Seems lately crime in Corinth is starting to get a bit out of hand.

  2. Kathie kerr Kathie kerr August 6, 2017

    I would like to see an indepth interview with law enforcement officials giving us their take on this and an analysis of the increase and what areas of town and whats being done. For some reason communities think if they dont talk about it it will go away. And because it didnt happen in my backyard, it doesnt matter. You want to get to the heart of the problem before it does. I think law enforcment does a great job solving crimes quickly. If we knew the reason why they are happening in the first place, maybe there are some tactics

  3. Brigid Brigid August 6, 2017

    I said to many people years ago … be careful what you ask for because you may just get it.

    I have watched a rise in crime in Corinth as the city begins to grow and told many people that the bigger the city gets … the more crime will happen.

    Corinth needs to hire more officers, develop a drug task force (if it doesn’t have one already), and patrol the bad areas of town more often.

    Also, they need to make landlords accountable for the people they rent to so the unsavory individuals are removed from the community.

    I believe this homicide is drug related. I’ll wait to see what they say though.

    • Brenda Taylor Brenda Taylor August 15, 2017

      Why do it have to always be drugs or gangs related…my husband was killed and it didn’t have anything to do with that!

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