Man found shot to death inside car at playground

Sheriff Walker says that during the investigation, they learned the two men had been in a prior disagreement.

Man found shot to death inside car at playground
(Source: Jefferson County)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A man was found shot to death inside a car at a playground in Jefferson County Sunday morning.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker, deputies responded to the Canonsburg community playground at around 7 am, where they found a car riddled with gunshots and a man shot to death inside. A gun was also found inside the car.

Roderick McKnight (Source: Jefferson County)
Roderick McKnight (Source: Jefferson County)

The victim was identified as 40-year-old Roderick McKnight.

During the investigation, the sheriff’s department learned that another man, identified as Larry Griffin Jr., went to a hospital in Vicksburg for treatment for a gunshot wound. Walker says they determined he had been involved in the incident and has since been charged with murder.

Larry Griffin, Jr. (Source: Jefferson Co.)
Larry Griffin, Jr. (Source: Jefferson Co.)

Sheriff Walker says that during the investigation, they learned the two men had been in a prior disagreement.

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