Sheriff’s Department investigating Walnut shooting death

Tippah County Sheriff’s department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead in Walnut.

On Tuesday Coroner Chris McCalister and investigators responded to a fatal shooting east of Walnut.

A 48 year male, identified to TippahNews.com as Mike Lawton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to authorities, Lawton was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Other media reports indicate investigators believe self defense played a part in the shooting.

Lawton’s body was sent for an autoposy. No word on if any arrests have been made.

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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