WEST POINT MEN CHARGED IN SHOOTING

CATEGORY: Crime

AUTHOR: JEFFRI

WEST POINT MEN CHARGED IN SHOOTING

Two West Point men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting a Tupelo man during a weekend dispute.

Bruce Gibson, 34, was in the Tupelo City Jail Monday with a bond of $100,000 on a charge of murder. Jeremy Goins, 22, was released Monday afternoon with a bond $10,000. He was charged with accessory after the fact.

The two men were arrested in connection with the death of James Pulliam, 24, of Clayton Avenue. Lee County Roy Barnett pronounced Pulliam dead late Friday in the emergency room at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Pulliam, a West Point native, had been shot once in the face under his jaw. The caliber of the weapon used was not available.

The incident occurred about 11 p.m. Friday on Ida Street. Capt. Russ Witt, public information/Crime Prevention officer for the Tupelo Police Department, said witnesses reported seeing the three men standing next to the street talking. They then heard two shots. Pulliam was found on the ground and the two men were seen leaving the area in a blue car.

A police employee said the shooting may have resulted over a dispute about a woman. It was the second fatal shooting to occur this year in Tupelo. The first one involved a North Green Street store owner charged with shooting a man in the parking lot of her business.

Cynthia M. Jeffries

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