Eggville shooting evidence sent to crime lab

By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Evidence collected at the scene of a fatal shooting in the Eggville community last week was sent to the North Mississippi Crime Lab in Batesville on Tuesday.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said the lab will analyze the physical evidence taken from the crime scene and compare it with the autopsy report.
“We’ll see if it gives us any clues as to what happened and who is responsible,” Johnson said. “We don’t have anyone in custody and we’re still questioning a lot of people.”
On July 25, Dale Parker, 35, of the Eggville community, was shot multiple times and died outside his home.
Parker was shot around 5 p.m. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office received the 911 call around 5:30 p.m.
Parker’s brother, Dayton Parker, said his death is unimaginable and difficult to deal with.
“Of course I miss him,” he said. “We’re trying to come to terms with all of this and this is just something we never imagined.”
He said friends and family have been a huge help.
“I’d like to say that we have been pleasantly overwhelmed by the response from our friends and family members, and we just want whoever did this to answer for it. And we appreciate everyone’s calls, texts, cards and letters,” Dayton Parker said.
Johnson is asking anyone who has information about the shooting to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 773-8477.
jb.clark@journalinc.com