A Greenwood man was fatally shot Monday night after intervening in a dispute between his cousin and her boyfriend, according to authorities.
Antonio Davis, 29, was pronounced dead after being found in his car.
The alleged shooter was being held by police, but as of Tuesday morning, no charges had been filed.
Police Chief Ray Moore said his department received a call in reference to a gunshot victim at approximately 10 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Noel Street.
Police found Davis sitting in his vehicle, unresponsive.
According to the chief, Davis was responding to a domestic violence dispute between a female cousin, who lived on Noel Street, and her Itta Bena boyfriend. Moore declined to release the name of the cousin.
Once at the residence, Davis and the 27-year-old boyfriend got into an argument, Moore said. According to a witness interviewed by the police, both men drew firearms and shot at each other.
Davis was outside the residence when he was hit in the upper torso. After being shot, he got into his car, Moore said.
Neither the boyfriend nor Davis’ cousin was wounded.
Several spent shell casings were recovered at the scene but no weapons. Moore was unable to say whether the shell casings came from different guns.
Davis’ death marks the eighth homicide in Leflore County this year, all of which involved firearms.
It comes only a couple of days after the fatal shooting of Devin Cain, 31, which occurred Saturday on Oak Street. No arrests have been made in Cain’s slaying.