Hattiesburg PD investigates first homicide of 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – The Hattiesburg Police Department confirms the first homicide of the year.

Theopolis Schaffer, 64, has been charged with one count of murder according to Lieutenant Branden McLemore of the Hattiesburg Police  Department.

HPD was called to Dumas Apartments on Corinne Street around 11 p.m. on Friday because of shots fired and found a woman with a gunshot wound.

The woman was transported to Forrest General Hospital where she later died.

Anna Griffith, 39, died of a single gunshot wound.

Schaffer is currently in the Forrest County Jail.



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