Mississippi News

Pair of children killed following hostage situation in Coahoma County

Tragedy struck in Coahoma County as two children were killed following a hostage situation.

From the Sheriff:

Two children have been shot to death after a hostage situation in Coahoma County, Mississippi on Monday.

Coahoma County sheriffs say they located a 9-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy both suffering from gunshot wounds at the residence.

One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene while the other victim later died at a hospital in Clarksdale.

Marquez Griffin, 25, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

They released this press release:

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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