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Claiborne County man dies from gunshot wound, one in custody

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Carl Lee Wells (Courtesy of Claiborne County sheriff Department)

A Claiborne county man has died as a result of gunshot wounds. One suspect is currently in custody.

At approximately 11:47 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, deputies from the Claiborne County Sheriff Department responded to a report of shots fired on Hwy 18 # 4 in Hermanville, MS.

Upon arrival, deputies found a male subject with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

The male subject was later identified as 43-year-old Morques Johnson who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Carl Lee Wells, the alleged suspect, was located at his residence where he was taken into custody.

Mr. Wells is being charged with 1st degree murder and is currently being held without bond. This case has been bound over to the Grand Jury.

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