Domestic-related shooting in George County ruled double murder and suicide



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LUCEDALE, Mississippi — Officials say a domestic-related shooting Wednesday ultimately resulted in the death of the shooter and the killings of his two former in-laws has been ruled a double murder and suicide.

George County sheriff's deputies tell The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/16nRJgT ) Cheria Dixon, 64, became the third person to die as a result of injuries suffered in the shooting in the Benndale community.

On Sunday, deputies say Dixon died shortly after noon Saturday.

Sheriff's deputies believe Dixon's former son-in-law, James Andrew Brown, 30, shot her and her husband, Horace, in a vehicle close to a home on Wednesday.

Horace Dixon, 67, died at the scene.

Cheria Dixon was conscious when police got there, but seriously wounded. She underwent emergency surgery a short time after the shooting at Singing River Hospital. She remained in critical condition until her death.

Authorities found Brown dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area after a 90-minutes search Wednesday by George County deputies, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Highway Patrol, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and Stone County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said Brown left the scene of the shooting in his vehicle, later abandoned it and ran to the woods. Authorities found his body about 15 miles from the crime scene.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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