Police identify Circle-K shooting victim

Police have identified the man who was shot at the Circle K gas station in Gulfport and driven around for at least an hour before being pronounced dead at a hospital.

Lamar County Deputy Coroner Blake Matherne identified the victim as 20-year-old Lee Barnes III. Gulfport police say 20-year-old Breanna McClendon is charged with second-degree murder in his death.

Investigators believe McClendon and Barnes got into an argument before the shooting Sunday. Police say someone who didn’t know the man was shot helped load him into the vehicle. Authorities are still searching for that person.

Police say McClendon then drove about 60 miles to Hattiesburg and the man was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

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