Investigation into Thursday night shooting death led to no arrests

Published 7:00 am Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Poplarville man was shot Thursday evening after he went to a home in the Henleyfield Community to confront the residents.
Personnel with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department received the call at about 8 p.m. that night that a man had been shot outside a home on Carey Byrd Road, said Chief Deputy Shane Tucker.
Emergency responders arrived to find 43-year-old Marty Lee of 463 Derby Whitesand Rd., Poplarville suffering from a gunshot to his abdomen, Tucker said.
“He expired a short time later,” Tucker said.
Investigation into the incident so far shows that before the shooting occurred, Lee went to the home with a gun to confront a resident. At some point during the incident, Lee pointed the gun at one of the residents, prompting another resident to shoot him once in the abdomen, Tucker said.
While the investigation into the shooting is ongoing, Tucker said it currently appears to be a case of self-defense since Lee brought a gun to the home and allegedly made threats, so no arrests have been made at press time.
“Even absent the Castle Doctrine, anytime you feel your life or another’s life is in jeopardy, lethal force is authorized,” Tucker said.
Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage said Lee’s cause of death was due to a gunshot to the abdomen.

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