Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance told the Daily Corinthian the suspect is Domonick Thompson of Rosedale Street. He remained jailed Monday afternoon.
Thompson faces charges of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and also a current MDOC warrant for probation violation.
He is charged with the murder of 35-year-old Donald Taylor of 1406 Allen Street.
The two men were involved in an altercation just before midnight Saturday, said Dance.
Just minutes after the altercation, Thompson turned a 9mm pistol on Taylor and witnesses said the victim was shot twice, including once in the head.
“The victim saw him coming,” said Dance. “He tried to hide behind a car.”
It was unclear if Thompson was armed at the time of the altercation or managed to get the weapon near the shooting area, said the police chief.
The shooting victim was found lying on the ground at the intersection of Penn and Meigg streets after police responded to gunshots fired in the area, said Dance.
Police await the results of an autopsy.