Shooting Death

The body of a 21-year-old black male was discovered shot around one o'clock Thursday morning. The discovery was made at 4100 Butts Road in Meridian. The man's body has been set to Jackson for an autopsy.

When deputies arrived to the scene they found Jonathan Williams dead with a gunshot wound to the head. The three people who were in the home when the shooting took place said a man kicked in the door and shot Williams. However, Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says the evidence didn't add up.

Eventually the two witnesses to the shooting told authorities that Terrence White shot Williams while they were playing around with a gun. The weapon was found in woods across the street.

White has been charged with manslaughter. He's the only person to be charged in the case.


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  • by Dave Location: Meridian on Jul 11, 2011 at 03:24 AM
    It _____ that the stupid ppl get to live while the ones that are just dumb enough to hang around the stupid ppl die more often than not. I'd say they should make it mandatory that gun owners take safety classes, but honestly, you can't cure stupid.
  • by Jason Location: Meridian on Jul 9, 2011 at 02:31 AM
    I do agree. Stupid ppl kill ppl. The Gun does just what you ask it to do. weather you meant to or not. BE responsible...
  • by Peabody Location: Valley Road on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:30 AM
    Alcohol and guns don't go well together and add in young and dumb and this is what has/could happened.
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      by The brother on Jul 10, 2011 at 05:22 PM in reply to Peabody
      first of all the story is not how it went down. Second you need to ensure the family dont take offense such as myself(brother) about "stupid people" and even the alcohol was not the factor. But the media spoke it as such. Please know the real deal and then comment. thank you.
  • by Alice Location: Russell, Ms on Jul 8, 2011 at 09:16 AM
    from what i read this story don't add up either the police department need to search a little more. and to at that hour everyone such have been sleep. that's what i think. but 1st ask more question about the death,
  • by Me on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:00 AM
    Why do people continue to play with guns ? One person lost their life and the other is going to loose their freedom !!
  • by Amber Location: Alabama on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:59 PM
    Well ____. ive always said guns dont kill ppl stupid ppl w guns kill ppl!!! put the big boy toys away!
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