HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Investigators are asking for help identifying the owner of a vehicle suspected of being involved in a fatal shooting in Houston.
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The shooting happened Monday night.
Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said it appears the victim and his step-daughter traveled from Tallahatchie County to buy a car from a seller whom they had connected with through social media.
Voyles said other individuals hit the victim in the head with a bat, and the victim died shortly after police arrived.
Chickasaw County Coroner Michael Fowler later identified the victim as Robert Cox, 40, of Cascilla. An autopsy will be performed.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department at 662-456-3319 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-8477.