Mississippi Army staff sergeant charged with shooting and killing his wife

Staff Sgt. Percy Harris, 33, was charged with murdering his wife after police found her shot to death on Sunday

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.
Haley Britzky
Haley Britzky

is the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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