Man says shooting death in Tupelo was an accident

Updated - The death of a man in Tupelo appears to be the result of a shooting.

Posted: Oct 15, 2019 1:42 PM
Updated: Oct 16, 2019 11:00 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Police are investigating the shooting death of a man.

According to the Tupelo Police Department, officers responded early Tuesday morning to the 1500 block of Leighton Drive.

A man was found dead at the scene; however, police have not indicated the exact location of the death.

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green later identified the man as Madchen Sloan, 21, of Tupelo.

Green called the incident a shooting. 

WTVA spoke with Daniel Gilbert who said he was with Sloan when a gun accidentally fired. View his interview in the video player above.

The map included in this article is for general locating purposes and may not represent the exact location. 

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