- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MONTICELLO, Miss. (AP) - Monticello Police Chief David Stanley says a man fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at an apartment complex.

Stanley tells The Daily Leader (https://bit.ly/29MIHQA ) that someone called 911 at 1:18 a.m. Wednesday to report the incident.

Lawrence County Coroner Sandra Lambert identified the couple as 24-year-old Denzel C. Nash, of Monticello, and 24-year-old Shaniqua Nicole Dawkins of Hattiesburg.

According to Stanley, Nash shot Dawkins and then shot himself.

Dawkins was pronounced dead at the scene. Nash was transported to the Lawrence County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A motive has not been determined and the incident remains under investigation.

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Information from: The Daily Leader, https://www.dailyleader.com


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