Lee Co. authorities investigate shooting death

Published 5:42 pm Wednesday, May 27, 2009

An Okolona man faces a murder charge stemming from a shooting in southwest Lee County.

Authorities say 26-year-old Marcus D. Randle of Okolona is accused in the death of 67-year-old Walter Shumpert, a resident of Lee County.

During a news conference Tuesday, Sheriff Jim Johnson said Randle had turned himself in to authorities. Johnson said the shooting occurred Monday night after an altercation at a residence near Shannon.

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