Man arrested in Friday fatal shooting

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A Crawford man has been charged with murder in a fatal shooting in Columbus on Friday.

Police Chief Selvain McQueen says 20-year-old Randall Carl Cooper surrendered to police Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

McQueen says 23-year-old Virgil Harris was shot multiple times while getting out a car at a city intersection.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says Harris was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle where he was pronounced dead at 2:27 a.m. Friday.

Cooper is being held in the Lowndes County Jail without bond pending an initial court appearance.


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