Woman shot in the head in Pike County; 1 arrested

George Smith

PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a homicide investigation.

According to deputies, 25-year-old Samantha McCarthy was shot in the back of the head.

Authorities were called to a home on McComb Holmesville Road around 2 p.m. Thursday. The victim was found dead.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they had to call the Department of Human Services because children were inside the house.

The suspect, George Smith, was not on the scene.

Deputies said Smith was later taken into custody in Lawrence County. Homicide charges are pending against him at this time; deputies said other charges could come.

Authorities are trying to determine what the relationship was between Smith and McCarthy.

Smith is in jail in Pike County.

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