Man hospitalized after shot in the head, suspect still loose

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – We now know the name of the gunshot victim in Chickasaw County.

Lafayette Copeland, 26, was shot in the head, and is fighting for his life Friday afternoon.

Sheriff James Meyers says Copeland was found about 5:30 a.m. on County Line Road, near the Lee County line.

At first, it appeared the victim had been beaten, but paramedics found he had been shot.

Meyers says Copeland told emergency crews his name and alluded that he knew who shot him.

Now, investigators are searching for more information on a possible suspect.

Lee County deputies are also assisting in the investigation.


This is a developing story and will be updated.

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