The Leflore County Sheriff’s Department had no suspects as of Wednesday in a Monday shooting that killed a 17-year-old male.

Sheriff Ricky Banks said Devonyae Miles, 17, of 1309 Ave. E, Apt. G, was walking on Browning Road near Mississippi 7 when someone in a passing car shot him at 8:30 p.m.

Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders said the victim had multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body, including his back and side.

Banks said his department is investigating but had not determined a motive for the shooting.

This is the 12th homicide in the county this year and the 11th involving gun violence. There were 11 homicides in all of 2019.


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