Man Found Dead at Meridian Residence

Meridian police are investigating the second homicide of the year in the city.

The MPD says officers responded just before 10 a.m. Thursday to a call about a deceased resident at 1005 27th Avenue.

Late Thursday, police said the victim was 34-year-old Nathan Cole.

Bystanders said the Cole's cousin came to check on him after not being able to reach him by phone. Cole was found in his bed with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police Capt. Dean Harper says the death is being investigated as a homicide.

If you have any information that might help investigators, you may report it to Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.