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Wednesday night shooting victim has been identified

January 17, 2020


On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at approximately 8:30 pm, Meridian Police Officers were dispatched to a shots fired call in the area of 29th Avenue and 36th Street.


Upon arrival, police & EMS found a black male lying in the front yard of a residence, unresponsive with multiple gun shot wounds.  The male subject was pronounced deceased on the scene.


The victim has been identified as 31 year old Rodney Harris.  According to MPD, the victim appeared to have been ambushed while returning home, and shot multiple times in front of his residence.


Meridian Police is currently investigating the shooting and request for anyone with information regarding this incident to please call the Meridian Police Department at (601) 485-1893 or Crimestoppers at (877) 485-8477. Your information will remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a reward if the information reported leads to an arrest.

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