Man Killed in Meridian

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

The shooting happened shortly after midnight Friday morning in the 3100 block of Railroad Street.

Mike Vick, information officer for the Meridian Police Department, identified the victim as 33-year-old Omar Gowdy.

According to Vick, Gowdy was getting out of his car in his driveway when he was approached by three to four black men wearing hoods. Vick says a confrontation occurred between the men and Gowdy was shot.

Investigators were able to talk to Gowdy before he died; an investigation is ongoing in the case.

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler confirmed Friday afternoon that the victim died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

If you have information about this case you are asked to call Meridian Police or Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.

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