Victim’s name released in Meridian’s first homicide of 2023

Donald Ray Leverette, Jr., 40, of Lisman, Ala., was found dead Sunday evening at the 2100 block...
Donald Ray Leverette, Jr., 40, of Lisman, Ala., was found dead Sunday evening at the 2100 block of 18th Avenue.(Wtok)
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 11:36 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Police Department Monday released the name of the city’s first homicide victim of 2023.

Donald Ray Leverette, Jr., 40, of Lisman, Ala., was found dead Sunday evening at the 2100 block of 18th Avenue. He had been shot multiple times.

The investigation continues. MPD said there are no suspects at this time. If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-855-485-8477 or the Meridian Police Department at 601-485-1893.

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Earlier:

Meridian Police are investigating the city’s first homicide of 2023.

According to Meridian Police Detective Chanetta Stevens, a male was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds Sunday evening at the 2100 block of 18th Avenue. The victim’s identification is being withheld pending notification of family, Stevens said.

If you have any information regarding this murder, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-855-485-8477 or the Meridian Police Department at 601-485-1893.

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