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Elderly Mississippi woman shot, killed; boyfriend arrested

An elderly man has been arrested for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend.

Posted: May 19, 2019 9:13 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An elderly man has been arrested for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend.

News outlets report Jackson Police Department say the shooting happened Wednesday about 8 p.m.

Police spokesman, Sgt. Roderick Holmes, in a news release says officers responded to a residence and found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was also at the scene. Officers believe he made the 911 call.′

Holmes says the woman was shot after the man believed he was being attacked.

In custody on a charge of murder is 74-year-old Hugh McLaurin. It was unknown if he’s represented by an attorney.

The victim is identified as 73-year-old Margaret Pierce.

The couple lived together.

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