- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

NETTLETON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a verbal argument inside a vehicle that ended with three people dead, two of them brothers, in the center of Nettleton.

The incident occurred about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Police say two men died at the scene and a third died from his wounds at a Tupelo hospital. Authorities say the suspect/shooter fired at Nettleton police officers and was shot and killed.

Bureau spokesman Warren Strain says the shooter/suspect has been identified as 49-year-old Otis Eugene Bass of Shannon. The victim who died at the scene has been identified as 44-year-old Joseph Valie Bass, the brother of Otis Bass. The victim who died in the hospital was 33-year-old Jamie C. Guin of Mantachie.

Strain says it’s unknown what the argument was about.

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