Hattiesburg, Miss. (WDAM) – Officers with the Hattiesburg Police Department arrested another suspect in the West 5th Street shooting investigation Monday.
David James Lee, 19, of Hattiesburg was taken into custody Monday morning in connection with the Nov. 2 shooting, according to HPD spokesman Ryan Moore.
Lee is charged with two related counts of first-degree murder and three related counts of aggravated assault.
Moore says Lee is being held in the Forrest County Jail.
Recently, police arrested and charged four other suspects in connection with the shooting.
The first suspect in Hattiesburg, Justin Williams, 20, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence in connection with the shooting just days after the shooting.
On Monday, Nov. 7, 19-year-old Jordan Willis of Hattiesburg turned himself in to HPD and was charged with tampering with physical evidence in connection with the investigation.
The same week Willis turned himself in, HPD arrested a third suspect, Malik Moore, 20, of Hattiesburg, on Thursday, Nov. 10, with assistance from the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office.
All of these defendants have been booked into the Forrest County Adult Detention Center and their bonds have been set.
A third suspect, a 16-year-old from Hattiesburg, was also arrested and charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to murder and three counts of accessory after the fact to aggravated assault. The teenager was booked into the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center.
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