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UPDATE: Friends remember Oktibbeha County murder victim

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a loved one gone too soon.

Posted: Apr 30, 2018 7:58 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2018 8:01 PM

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Friends and family are mourning the loss of a loved one, gone too soon.

Twenty-six-year-old Shawn Stricklin was found dead in his car, suffering from a gunshot wound during the weekend.

Shawn Stricklin | Photo: Courtesy

People all across social media, from friends to family, say Stricklin left a strong impact on their lives.

One longtime friend says Stricklin was a very loving and outgoing person. 

"Shawn was a very loved individual," said Lauren Moffitt. "He was sweet, kind-hearted, loved by the whole town and more. He was outgoing and the life of the party."

No funeral arrangements have been made at this time.

Donations for Stricklin's funeral can be given at Regions Bank under Shawn Stricklin Memorial Fund.

James Dustin Nixon, 31, is out on a $100,000 bond. He's charged with murder in the case

It's still unclear what prompted the shooting.

RELATED: Man in custody for Oktibbeha County homicide

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