October 21, 2009 9:46:00 AM
A Forest man''s shooting death in Clay County has been ruled "consistent with a homicide" following provisional autopsy results.
Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter declined further details about the Friday death of Danelle Young, 21, of 285 Hughes Road in Forest, citing an ongoing investigation by the Clay County Sheriff''s Office. The shooting was initially reported as accidental.
Young was found in the front yard of 2579 Mhoon Valley Road in Clay County with a single gunshot wound to the chest. A .22 caliber pistol was also found in the yard. CCSO Chief Deputy Eddie Scott said the gun had been sent to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation''s crime lab to determine if it fired the shot that killed Young.
The 911 call reporting Young''s shooting was placed by Young''s girlfriend''s sister, who lives at 2579 Mhoon Valley Road. Young''s girlfriend lives at a nearby address.
Carter pronounced Young dead on the scene at 9:39 p.m.
Scott says the autopsy results have shifted the investigation toward identifying suspects, but none have been named.
"We''ve got a long way to go. We interviewed people all day yesterday. We''re wide open on it," he said.
Several people were in the house at the time of the incident, but none claimed to have witnessed the shooting.
KJ commented at 10/21/2009 3:26:00 PM:
That is some BS if I didn't know any better. NO ONE and I mean NO ONE heard anything. Yeah right!!
TY commented at 10/22/2009 10:20:00 AM:
They said they didn't SEE anything. They didn't say anything about not "hearing" anything.
dominique young commented at 12/28/2009 2:50:00 PM:
Danelle Young was my twin brother im Dominique Young and I know my brother didnt kill himself. The family know what happened they didint even call 2 say im sorry! they are guilty thats why.He didnt deserve this he had so much goig for himself.if no one is in jail clay county isnt doing their job!I guess we will have 2 wait till court in April 2 find out what happened n dats not right. If we lost a link 2 our circle so should they. since they dont know how it feels 2 loose a loved 1.
dominique young commented at 12/28/2009 3:11:00 PM:
December 29, is our birthday and he's not here 2 celebrate with me. My "TWIN" is gone but never forgotten. It wasn't his time 2 go, but GOD needed another ANGEL. He will always be in our family hearts forever. I prat that justice gets served 2 whomever did this.
JASON YOUNG commented at 1/9/2010 9:26:00 PM:
THE FAM NO SOMIN.I JUST Wana no what happin,y my lil bro is not here.WE R HUNTERS DA BULIT WOULD HAVE BEEN LOGED IN DA TREE NOT HIS CHEST.....NO ONE HAS CALLED 2 LET US KNOW NOTHING.IF WE FOUND OUT SOMIN ITS BUY INTERNET OR DA STREETS. IS CLAY CO OR INVESTIGATORS DOIN THERE JOB.......THEY KNOW WHAT HAPPIN.
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