Monday night August 24th Magee Officers responded to East Side Manor Apartments in reference to a man having been shot during a home invasion. Upon arrival Officers found Corey Lofton with a gunshot wound to the upper left thigh area. Lofton stated that someone knocked on his door and forced their way in as he opened it. Lofton was shot while fighting 2 of the suspects in the Livingroom. Upon entry the 3rd suspect entered a bedroom and briefly assaulted Jasmine Brown as she slept. Brown was not injured physically. Lofton has been discharged from a Jackson Hospital and is at home.
Thanks to excellent surveillance video, witnesses, and citizen statements, 2 of the 3 suspects have been identified. The investigation remains ongoing as Police seek the identities of the 3rd suspect and a 4th suspect that drove the 3 suspects away from the Apartments and dropped them off nearby.
Wednesday morning August 26th Simpson County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted Magee Police Officers in arresting a suspect believed to be the shooter. The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Lance McCullough of Mount Olive, MS.