Lawrence County man dead after weekend shooting

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A Lawrence County man is dead after a shooting over the weekend.

Byron Banks, 39, died Saturday, October 10, 2015 from four gunshots, two in the head. Authorities declared Banks dead on scene.

The call came about 11:26 p.m. according to Ryan Everett, an investigator with the Lawrence County’s Sheriff’s Office.

At this time, there are leads but no suspects in custody Everett said. There is a person of interest; however, the name is not being released.

Everett also says neighbors report hearing an argument an hour prior to the shooting.

People were present in the home, but all were asleep, Everett said.

The Lawrence County’s Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to please come forward and share the information.


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