Varga McCray, 48

Varga McCray, 48
Varga McCray was shot multiple times in a home on Valentine's Day; Source: Facebook

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Varga McCray, a 48-year-old black woman, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, after a shooting that night, according to the Jackson Police Department.

Sgt. Roderick Holmes said it happened just after 11 p.m. at a home on Alexander Street.

Holmes said officers found McCray inside, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

A coroner pronounced her dead at the scene.

Holmes said investigators believe the victim’s husband, 41-year-old Marcell Martin, pulled the trigger, but the motive has not yet been determined.

Deputies in Panola County captured Martin on February 19 after spotting a rental car that matched the description of what Martin was believed to be driving the night of the shooting.

Martin led those law enforcement officers on a chase and ran into the woods to evade capture, but was eventually caught.

In addition to the murder charge, Panola County authorities plan to charge him with felony evasion.

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