WALNUT, Miss. (WTVA) - Authorities found a 48-year-old man dead Tuesday in Tippah County.
Tippah County Coroner Chris McCallister said he, sheriff’s deputies and medics responded at noon to a location west of Walnut.
He did not identify the exact location.
They found the man dead from a single gunshot wound to his chest.
The coroner did not release the man’s name but said investigators believe self-defense played a part in the incident.
An autopsy will be performed.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.