Clay County deputies investigate deadly weekend shooting

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Clay County deputies continue to investigate a deadly shooting that happened over the weekend.

The homicide investigation started on Blake Road, close to the Pine Grove Road intersection.

Sheriff Eddie Scott says deputies were called after 41-year-old Mikel Craven was found lying in a ditch.

The Cedar Bluff man was taken to the hospital and investigators got a few more clues about what happened to him.

“When we initially found him, we weren’t sure if he had been hit by a car or what. There was a lot of blood on him, but he was wearing pretty heavy clothing because it was cold that night. Once he got to the hospital, the doctors started working on him they discovered the holes in his chest that was consistent with gunshot wounds,” said Sheriff Eddie Scott.

Coroner Alvin Carter says Craven died at the hospital.

An autopsy has been ordered.

If you have any information about the shooting call Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers.

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