Police say man died of gunshot wound

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting that left a Columbus man dead.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says 35-year old Eddie T. Bankhead was taken to Baptist Golden Triangle, where he died in surgery just before 4 a.m. Tuesday. Merchant says Bankhead died from a gunshot wound under the arm.

Police Lt. Selvain McQueen says three people were inside a home Monday night when two people with bandanas over their faces came inside. McQueen says Bankhead was shot and the others in the home were not hurt.