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Natchez police investigating homicide, man shot, killed near his home


NATCHEZ, Mississippi — Natchez police are investigation a shooting that left a 37-year-old man dead.

Detective Jerry Ford said says Orinthia Bailey was found dead on Itasca Drive early Sunday morning after police received a call from a nearby resident saying they heard a loud shot.

Ford tells The Natchez Democrat ( ) preliminary autopsy results showed Bailey was shot once in the hip. He says investigators found a shell casing from a .45-caliber gun near Bailey's body.

Ford says Bailey lived in the area and could have been walking home when he was shot.

He says one witness told police they saw a vehicle driving away from the scene shortly after hearing the shots, but couldn't provide exact details of the vehicle.

Information from: The Natchez Democrat,

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