One dead in Verona shooting

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By JB Clark

Daily Journal

VERONA – A Verona man was killed in an early afternoon shooting Saturday.

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green reported Rodney Lowery, 41, died at North Mississippi Medical Center where he was transported after being shot along City Point Road in Verona sometime around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Three suspects were taken into custody at the scene of the shooting by Lee County Sheriff’s deputies.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said investigators are looking for a fourth suspect, Roy Ray Merritt.

Merritt is described as a 33-year-old black man who is bald, 5-feet, 10-inches tall and 240 pounds.

The Verona Police Department is still investigating the shooting and hasn’t released any details.

The name of the suspects taken into custody were not released Saturday.

jb.clark@journalinc.com