Detective Capt. Ralph Dance of the Corinth Police Department identified the victim as Anthony Beene, 19, of 860 County Road 511, Baldwyn. On Thursday afternoon, the department charged Amartrie Moss, 17, of Pierce Street with murder. He is being charged as an adult, and arraignment is set for this morning.
The police department received a call at 7:14 p.m. that there was a male subject at a residence on Droke Road who had been shot. Officers found Beene unresponsive on the porch of the home. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Dance said it appears Beene had been let out of a car on Johns Street where he was going to see someone. The suspect said something to Beene, and Beene approached the suspect. Dance said the suspect then pulled out a handgun and fired at Beene, striking him multiple times.
The shooter fled and Beene ran east on Droke Road.
Police concluded that Moss was the shooter and blanketed the area to search for him with the assistance of the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol. The search continued until about 2 a.m. when the mother of the suspect approached Police Chief David Lancaster and told him that she could probably find her son and bring him in. He turned himself in at about 2:50 a.m. Thursday.
The victim, who was known to spend time in Corinth, was acquainted with Moss, but police are not sure of the motive.
“The only thing we’ve come up with is they got into it a year ago and again a couple of weeks ago,” said Dance.
Beene was a 2014 Baldwyn High School graduate.