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Teenager killed at back-to-school event in south Mississippi

August 6, 2018

COLLINS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old was gunned down at a back-to-school event in Collins.

WDAM-TV reports that officers responded to a report of shots fired Friday night. They found Dementric Fairley on the ground with a gunshot wound.

Police say Fairley was shot at a back-to-school event at the City of Collins Depot.

Covington County Coroner Chris Daquila says Fairley sustained one gunshot wound to the head was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Collins Police Chief Joey Ponder says a suspect was being held in the Collins City Jail.

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