Reports back in Tupelo double homicide

By Danza Johnson/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Preliminary autopsy reports confirm that Corneillus Harris and Felicia Ruffin died of gunshot wounds.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine-Green said Ruffin, 36, died from a single gunshot wound to the jaw. Harris, 22, was shot in the head, neck, left shoulder and hand. The head and neck wounds were the fatal shots.
Harris and Ruffin were found shot to death at the home they shared at 1108 Chapman Drive late on the night of Sept. 28. Tupelo Police Lt. Tim Tate said investigators still have not determined a motive for the killings.
Travon Brown, 26, is charged with two counts of murder in connection with the killings. He remains in the Lee County jail on a $1 million bond.
Brown also was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand.
Police received a call at about 11:30 p.m. that shots had been fired in at the home. According to officers, when they arrived they found Harris and Ruffin in the front area of the home dead.
Brown was found in the bathroom of the home with a gunshot wound to the hand. He was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center and treated. It is unclear how he received the wound to the hand.
Investigators say a gun believed to be the murder weapon was at the scene.
The homicides were the second and third in Tupelo this year. The first was at a night club in January.

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