Police charge 25-year-old woman with first-degree murder in Clinton shooting

Police charge 25-year-old woman with first-degree murder in Clinton shooting
Woman killed in Clinton shooting (SOURCE: WLBT)

CLINTON, MS (WLBT) - A woman has been charged with first-degree murder after Clinton police say she shot and killed another woman.

25-year-old Augena Funches has been charged with first degree murder. Source: CPD
25-year-old Augena Funches has been charged with first degree murder. Source: CPD

Clinton police were called to Thompson Drive Wednesday evening where there were reports of a person refusing to leave a home.

While arriving on scene, a Clinton police officer heard what he believed to be a single gunshot coming from the home in question.

29-year-old Kiona Shena Morgan, of Jackson, had been shot in the chest. She was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle where she would later die.

29-year-old Kiona Shena Morgan, of Jackson, had been shot in the chest. She was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle where she would later die. Source: Facebook
29-year-old Kiona Shena Morgan, of Jackson, had been shot in the chest. She was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle where she would later die. Source: Facebook

25-year-old Augena Funches was taken into police custody on scene and transported to the CPD for questioning. Police say Funches, shot Morgan with a black semi-automatic 9mm handgun.

Funches has been charged with first-degree murder and is awaiting her preliminary appearance in Clinton Municipal Court.

This is the fifth homicide in the city of Clinton since 2012.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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