Okolona Police: Man arrested in homicide investigation

Police have charged a man with first degree murder following the shooting death of a Chickasaw County man.

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 6:52 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2018 9:20 AM

Update: 8:30 a.m. - Police have arrested and charged a man with murder following the shooting death of a Chickasaw County man, according to Okolona Police Commander Rahn Giddens.

Christopher James is facing a first degree murder charge and was arrested Tuesday night, according to police. James is accused of the shooting death of Tracey Baskin at his home in Okolona Tuesday evening.

James is expected to appear before a judge sometime Wednesday, according to police.

Original post:

OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is dead in a shooting at his home, and law enforcement in Chickasaw County are looking for a person of interest in the case.

Sheriff Jim Meyers says he responded to the scene Tuesday evening on Chenault Street in Okolona.

He was not ready to release the name of the victim but estimated the victim was in his 40s.  

Meyers was also not ready to release the name of the person of interest in the case.

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