Suspect in Custody for Newton County Homicide

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Newton County, Miss. A Newton County man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon outside the city of Decatur.

21-year-old Guy Durand Loper of Decatur was found slumped over his steering wheel on Good Hope Road about 5 p.m.

The chief of police in Hickory checked on the victim and found a single gunshot wound to the head.

Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight says a suspect is in custody.

"It's all under investigation right now," said Knight. "We do have a person of interest incarcerated in our jail. He has not been formally charged, but once he has been formally charged, we will release the name."

Knight says that there are still some pieces of the puzzle to investigate before more details will be released.