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16-year-old charged with murder in shooting death of Olde Towne Middle School student

Published: Nov. 26, 2021 at 12:38 PM CST
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RIDGELAND, Miss. (WLBT) - A 16-year-old has been arrested after a teenager was shot and killed at an apartment complex on Pine Knoll Drive around noon Friday.

The victim, 15-year-old Marcus Hemmingway, was shot twice - once in the torso and once in the legs.

He was an 8th grade student at Olde Towne Middle School.

Madison County Schools released a statement Friday evening saying, in part, that the district “grieves the loss of Marcus Hemmingway” and that counseling will be available for students.

A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in the incident. Trenton Leahey-Lofton will be charged as an adult.

He was denied bond during his initial court appearance Monday.

Lofton is set to be in court again on December 21st.

Trenton Leahey-Lofton
Trenton Leahey-Lofton(Madison County Detention Center)

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