JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Margaret Pierce, a 73-year-old white woman, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, after a shooting at her home in northeast Jackson, according to the city’s police department.
Sgt. Roderick Holmes said officers responded to a home in the 1700 block of Myrtle Street at approximately 8 p.m. and found Pierce suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Investigators also found Pierce’s boyfriend, 74-year-old Hugh McLaurin, who is believed to have made the initial 911 call.
Police believe McLaurin shot Pierce because he believed he was being attacked.
McLaurin has since been charged with murder.