Two dead in murder-suicide in Kemper County

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Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 12:43 PM CDT
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KEMPER COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Sheriff James Moore confirmed to News 11 that a murder-suicide happened Thursday night.

Moore said Randy Thornton, a former constable who was working for a utility company, got into an argument around 10 p.m. with another man on Gholson Road. He said Jack Bobo was shot and later died at Stennis Hospital in DeKalb.

Moore said he was able to talk to Thornton on the phone after the shooting and said Thornton eventually made his way to his place of employment where Moore intended to meet him.

By the time the sheriff arrived around 3 a.m., he said Thornton had taken his own life.

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