Port Gibson man charged with murder in shooting death of girlfriend

PORT GIBSON, Mississippi (AP) — Authorities say a Port Gibson man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend on Monday.

Davis will have an initial appearance Thursday before Justice Court Judge Jimmy Ellis. It is known if Davis has an attorney.

Claiborne County Sheriff Marvin Lucas tells The Vicksburg Post that 54-year-old Ricky Davis was arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of 46-year-old Claudine Savage. Lucas says the two lived together in the Lacashe subdivision of Port Gibson.

Deputy coroner Sharon Thompson Harvey says Savage was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. Monday. An autopsy has been ordered.

Lucas said the couple had a dispute and that led to the shooting. Lucas says a neighbor called 911 about the shooting.