Woman killed in Jefferson Davis Co. shooting identified
Sheriff Ron Strickland said Ashley Oatis was killed in the shooting on Zion Hill Church Road. (Photo source: WDAM)
JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -
The woman killed in a double shooting in Jefferson Davis County early Wednesday morning has been identified.
Sheriff Ron Strickland said Ashley Oatis, 25, was killed in the shooting on Zion Hill Church Road. A family member tells us Oatis was a mother of two.
Jasmine Mitchell, 25, was also shot but is in good condition, Strickland said. We’re told investigators have one person of interest in custody in relation to the shooting.
This is the second homicide reported in Jefferson Davis County this week.
The sheriff’s department is also investigating the murder of Edna Brister, who was found dead behind her burned home Sunday evening.
Authorities investigating murder in Jefferson Davis Co.
Jefferson Davis County Coroner Jimmy Slater said Brister was found after a fire was reported at her home on Highway 13 north of Prentiss. Brister was not burned, Slater said. Her body was sent to Jackson for an autopsy.
Undersheriff Tim Culpepper said Brister’s vehicle was stolen and found three miles from the burned home near the White Sands community.
Culpepper said deputies are following several leads in Brister’s death.
WDAM has reached out to the Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s Department for more information on the investigations. This story will update as more details become available.
If you have any information that could help solve this crime, please call the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s department at 601-792-5169.