Man’s body found inside parked car; suspect arrested

Travis Brinson (Photo from Brookhaven Police)
Travis Brinson (Photo from Brookhaven Police)

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) – A suspect has been charged with murder after a man’s body was found inside a car in Brookhaven.

The Daily Leader reports Travis Brinson of Brookhaven was arrested Wednesday in the death of 25-year-old Lance “Tyrone” Mackbee of Bogue Chitto.

Brookhaven police tell media outlets that Mackbee was found dead inside a car parked on the side of a road earlier that morning.

Lincoln County Deputy Coroner Ricky Alford says Mackbee had been shot several times. His cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Brookhaven Police Chief Bobby Bell says Mackbee wasn’t sitting behind the wheel of the car when officers found him. Investigators believe he had been driven to that location.

Police haven’t released a possible motive for the shooting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s