48-year-old Michael “Shane” McClure died Saturday night after allegedly being shot by his father, 69-year-old Walter Raymond McClure.
On Saturday around 11:22 p.m., West Point police officers were dispatched to the subdivision near Converse Dr. in West Point in reference to gunshots that were fired. Upon their arrival, officers encountered Michael McClure sprawled out across the driveway of 507 Converse Dr. with Walter McClure laying on top of him, according to Mike Burgess, head of investigations for the West Point Police Department.
Once paramedics arrived at the residence, where Walter McClure lives, they noticed multiple gunshots wounds on Michael McClure, who was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Michael McClure was pronounced dead at the hospital, Burgess said.
Evidence in connection to the shooting was collected at the scene.
Walter McClure was transported to the Clay County jail on the charge of murder and is awaiting arraignment that is set for 11 a.m. this morning at West Point Municipal Court.
The incident is still under investigation, and if anyone has any information in connection with this incident, they are asked to cal the WPPD at 662-494-1244.