Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of 15-Year-Old in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Authorities in Lamar County, Mississippi, in collaboration with the Hattiesburg Police Department, have made an arrest in connection with the tragic shooting incident that led to the death of 15-year-old Jayna Lumzy.

The suspect, a 17-year-old male from Lamar County, has been charged with first-degree murder and is being prosecuted as an adult. He has been taken into custody and is currently held at the Forrest County Jail. However, the investigation is still ongoing, and additional arrests may be forthcoming.

The incident unfolded on Monday, March 25, 2024, around 4:45 a.m. when Hattiesburg Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 1500 block of Country Club Road. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered the unresponsive body of a 15-year-old girl in the external stairwell of a complex. Despite receiving immediate medical attention from the officers and paramedics, the victim, identified as Jayna Lumzy, tragically succumbed to her injuries.

As the community mourns the loss of a young life, authorities are working diligently to bring those responsible to justice. The arrest of the 17-year-old suspect marks a significant development in the case, but it is clear that there are still unanswered questions surrounding the circumstances of the shooting.

The tragic nature of the incident has shaken the local community, with residents expressing shock and sadness over the untimely death of a young girl. The Hattiesburg Police Department, along with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, is urging anyone with information related to the case to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

While the arrest of the suspect offers some closure to the case, the full details surrounding the shooting and the motive behind it are yet to be fully revealed. Authorities are determined to uncover the truth and ensure that justice is served for Jayna Lumzy and her loved ones.