Man dies after being shot at apartment complex - - Jackson, MS

Man dies after being shot at apartment complex

Edward Jenkins (Source: McComb Police Dept.) Edward Jenkins (Source: McComb Police Dept.)
MCCOMB, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

McComb police are investigating a shooting death at an apartment complex.

The shooting happened Saturday night at the Community Parks Apartments, located at 120 Gillis Circle.

Pike County Coroner Percy Pittman identified the victim as 22-year-old Jabories Leggettt.

Detective Joshua Brown, with McComb PD said, once on the scene officers spoke with security who advised them that a man had been shot.

Brown said Legget suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest by a small caliber pistol.

Pittman said Leggett, who was not a McComb resident, was transported by private vehicle to Southern Mississippi Regional Medical Center where he died.

Detective Brown said "After speaking with witnesses on the scene, at the time of the incident, they stated that Jabories Leggett and his friend, 22-year-old Edward Jenkins had been playing around before the gun discharged."

Brown said Jenkins was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Brown also said "This is an ongoing investigation and we are unable to determine if this is a homicide or an accidental death at this time".

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