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Authorities investigating a homicide in Starkville

Ellis Wade Bishop, Jr.
Ellis Wade Bishop, Jr.
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Updated: 7/12/2013 2:59 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Starkville police are investigating the discovery of a body at a car wash on Stark Road Friday morning.

Police Chief David Lindley says officers were called to the scene around 5:30 a.m. to investigate a shooting call.

Investigators say Ellis Wade Bishop, Jr., 24, of Starkville was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound.

Authorities are treating the case as a homicide.

The Starkville Police Department is working in conjunction with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department and MSU Police Department in attempts to solve this crime.

Police are not releasing any further details due to the ongoing nature of this Investigation.

Officials are asking anyone with any information of this crime to contact the Starkville Police Department at 662-323-4131 or The Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

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