HED:Shooting leaves man dead, woman wounded

CATEGORY: Crime

AUTHOR: GIBSON

HED:Shooting leaves man dead, woman wounded

JUMPERTOWN – Authorities believe a Prentiss County woman was critically injured Wednesday morning by an Alcorn County man who died after turning the gun on himself.

Glenda Parker, whose age was unavailable, was found shot in the head at her Mississippi Highway 4 home west of Jumpertown near the Tippah County line, said Chief Investigator Gene Gilley of the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department.

Parker is believed to have been shot by Danny W. McCoy, 46, who then apparently turned the .22-caliber rifle on himself, Gilley said.

Prentiss County deputies responded to the scene after a 911 call from neighbors, he said.

Parker was listed in critical condition Wednesday night after being airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, a hospital spokeswoman said.

McCoy was pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville on Wednesday morning as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, Prentiss County Coroner James Horn said.

McCoy had been found sitting in a car with the rifle in his hand.

Deputies believe McCoy had lived in the state Highway 4 home with Parker before moving out a few weeks ago, Gilley said.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting, he said. No one else was in the house at the time of the shooting.