- Associated Press - Thursday, July 13, 2017

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Mississippi say a shooting at a cookout has killed a man.

The Sun Herald reports that 33-year-old Demetrius Pate died of an apparent gunshot wound on Tuesday night.

Lucedale Police Chief Callum Fairley says an officer was driving by a cookout when he heard a gunshot and began investigating. The officer later approached a white SUV and found Pate lying on the ground. Fairley believes the man was standing outside the vehicle when he was shot.

Authorities want to question 31-year-old Demetrius Spivery about the shooting.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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