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Doss surrenders to police after 8 hours on the run

January 10, 2012

A suspect allegedly involved in a Monday afternoon shooting turned himself into authorities after alluding law enforcement for almost eight hours.

Shortly after 10 p.m., Oktibbeha County Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett said Kewon Delarryous Doss, 19, of 1816 Stowood Road, surrendered to authorities after he was sought for questioning in the shooting death of Larry Davis, his uncle.

At press time, charges were still pending.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired with injuries at 1816 Stowood Road shortly after 2 p.m. Monday and found Davis, 38, inside the home with a single gunshot wound to the torso. Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt pronounced Davis dead at the scene.

A manhunt for Doss began shortly after.

Doss is Davis’ nephew and he lived with the victim, authorities said. It appears Davis was shot with a handgun, but it is unclear what prompted the shooting.

There were no witnesses to the incident.

“We do not know for sure what the reason behind the altercation was,” Garnett said before Doss surrendered to officials.

Garnett said the suspect has a lengthy felony history.

During Monday’s search, OCSO deputies were assisted by Starkville Police officers and county volunteer firefighters.

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