Mississippi Army staff sergeant charged with shooting and killing his wife

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Staff Sgt. Percy Harris (Lamar County Jail)

An Army staff sergeant with the Mississippi Army National Guard has been charged in his wife's murder, after police found her shot to death on Sunday night.


  • According to the local newspaper in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the Hattiesburg American, deputies responded to a call from one of three children in the home of Staff Sgt. Percy Harris on Sunday saying his parents were arguing.
  • When the deputies arrived to the house, the child told them that "he thought he heard a gunshot while he was waiting," the Hattiesburg American reports.
  • Harris, 33, was then taken into custody when the deputies found his wife dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
  • According to the Associated Press, Harris is currently being held without bond.

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