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68-Year-Old Gunned Down In Mississippi And Suspect Arrested. Police Mum On Motive.

Source: Pascagoula police; MEGA

Aug. 13 2022, Published 2:14 p.m. ET

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A 68-year-old man was shot and killed and now another person faces capital murder charges, authorities said.

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This week, police in Pascagoula, Mississippi, announced the arrest of Kevin Sherrod, 45. He was charged with capital murder.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, police responded to Agnes Street for a reported shooting.

When police arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound. Authorities tried to provide first aid but were unsuccessful and the victim as pronounced dead. The victim was later identified as Claude Bivins, 68.

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Officers found a suspect — later identified as Sherrod — nearby, police said. After a short chase, officer caught and arrested him.

They also found a gun that Sherrod allegedly discarded.

A motive in the shooting has not been released. Authorities have not said if Sherrod knew the victim.


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