BROOKSVILLE, Miss. — Authorities say a Mississippi woman was shot to death and her young son survived being shot.
Noxubee County Coroner RL Calhoun tells WCBI-TV that 21-year-old Kelsey Pace died Tuesday near Brooksville, and there were burns on her body. An autopsy will be done.
Noxubee County Sheriff Terry Grassaree says 22-year-old Marcus Gardner has been charged with murder and aggravated assault, and other charges are possible. It wasn’t immediately known whether he has an attorney.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that Pace’s 5-year-old son was shot multiple times, and was in stable condition at a hospital.
Gardner was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting, about nine hours after the violence began.