- Associated Press - Friday, January 25, 2019

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the killing of a Mississippi man who had been reported missing (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

A spokesman says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is trying to find out what led to the shooting of a man by at least one sheriff’s deputy.

State police Capt. Johnny Poulos says 30-year-old Corey A. Harris of Richland was shot and wounded Thursday evening in Rankin County.

News outlets report the shooting happened while officers were searching for a wanted man. Sheriff Bryan Bailey says the man showed a weapon and would not obey deputies.

Harris was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His condition was not immediately known.

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason on Thursday described Harris as a person of interest in the disappearance of 47-year-old Stoney Dale Qualls of Raymond. Qualls’ body was found Friday in an abandoned building in Copiah County, south of Hinds and Rankin counties.


12:59 p.m.

The body of a Mississippi man has been found in an abandoned building, and another man is charged in his death.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued an alert Wednesday for 47-year-old Stoney Dale Qualls, who left his home in the Hinds County town of Raymond to help a stranded motorist. Qualls called to say he was returning home but didn’t show up. Relatives said Qualls had a condition that could impair his judgment.

News outlets report investigators found Qualls’ burned pickup truck Thursday in Copiah County, just south of Hinds County. His body was found Friday in a Copiah County building.

The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department has charged Joseph Zattoni of Terry with capital murder. Zattoni was jailed, and it wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

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