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Courtesy of The Daily Journal


TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Darryl Hamilton, 18, of St. Louis, was charged with murder and aggravated assault on Monday.

Hamilton is charged with the murder of Eugene Simmons, 51, of Shannon.

According to The Daily Journal, officers responded to a 911 call Saturday at North Green Street. The victim was found there with multiple gun shot wounds.

Simmons was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center where he later died from the extent of his injuries. A second victim was treated and released.

Witnesses saw Hamilton flee the scene and were able to give a detailed description of him.

Hamilton told officials he was in the state attending a funeral in West Point.

Law enforcement officials did recover the firearm used in the crime and an investigation is being conducted.

Bond has been set at $1 million.

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