Body found in Brookhaven car identified, police make arrest - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Body found in Brookhaven car identified, police make arrest

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Charged with murder, Source: Brookhaven Police Dept. Charged with murder, Source: Brookhaven Police Dept.
BROOKHAVEN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to the Daily Leader, a man was found dead before dawn Wednesday in a car parked on Center Street.

He has been identified as Lance "Tyrone" Mackbee of Bogue Chitto. 25-year-old Mackbee was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 3:30 a.m.

Travis Antonion Brinson has been arrested and charged with the murder of Mackbee.

Brinson was arrested around 1 p.m. The Daily Leader reports that "He got word that someone was looking for him and his girlfriend brought him in", according to Chief Bobby Bell.

The Daily Leader says that Alford said Mackbee had been shot several times but a cause of death won't be determined until an autopsy is performed, possibly on Thursday.

Mackbee's body has been sent to the crime lab to be investigated.

Brookhaven police are investigating the homicide. The Daily Leader reports that Chief Bobby Bell said officers responding to a call of a man sleeping in his car on Center Street found that the man was dead.

Bell said that he does not believe the victim drove himself to that location.

Brookhaven police are asking anyone with information on this crime to please call police at 601-833-2424 or Crime Stoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

We have reached out to Chief Bobby Bell but he has not gotten back to us yet.

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