Two in custody in connection with fatal shooting in Wiggins


Two men are in custody after the shooting death of a man in Wiggins last night.

Twenty-four year-old Frederick Alexander of Poplarville is charged with murder in the death of Martin Atkinson Jr. and 20-year-old Tyrese Youngblood is charged with accessory after the fact.

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Stone County Coroner Wayne Flurry says 25-year-old Atkinson Jr. was shot outside of Wiggins Apartments on McGregor Street just before 5 p.m Wednesday. He died shortly after at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.


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