Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten tells local media that 41-year-old Elijah Hall was arrested for the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Joyce Haynes. Hall has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
The sheriff’s office received a call reporting the shooting on Monday shortly after noon. About an hour later, Haynes was pronounced dead from a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
Hall was arrested at a different location. Patten says that Monday evening deputies were still interviewing Hall and attempting to establish a motive for the shooting.
It’s unclear if Hall has an attorney.
The incident marks the third fatal shooting in Natchez and Adams County in 10 days.