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Officials identify Mississippi man killed in home invasion

Officials say a Mississippi man who was fatally shot during a home invasion at his residence has been identified.

Posted: Dec 7, 2017 3:19 PM

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a Mississippi man who was fatally shot during a home invasion at his residence has been identified.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove tells news outlets that 30-year-old John Earl Kennedy III was the victim of Tuesday night's shooting. He says Kennedy died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Gulfport police Deputy Chief Chris Loposser said in a video statement that police responded to a home invasion complaint at approximately 8:55 p.m. Loposser says responding officers discovered the male victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police say the death is being investigated as a homicide and that no arrests have been made.

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