One Man Killed in Sunday Afternoon Shooting

Meridian, Miss. The Meridian Police Department says one man has died after being shot in front of a Meridian grocery store on Sunday afternoon.

Detective Dareall Thompson tells Newscenter 11 it happened in front of Vowell's Marketplace on North Hills Street a little before 1:00. Thompson says the victim was quickly transported to a Meridian hospital where he was pronounced dead. The MPD says it is unclear what led to the shooting.

Detective Thompson says a black male suspect fled the scene on foot. Around 8:15 Sunday evening, police took a person of interest into custody.