An apparent domestic fight has led to a charge of murder.

The Corinth Police Department on Thursday filed the charge against Kobe Nance, 22, of 310-B Fulton Street. Police Chief Ralph Dance said Nance is accused in the death of his girlfriend, Shuna Hurd, 18, of the same address.

The situation began to come to light Wednesday around 2 p.m. when a patrol officer observed a maroon 2005 Toyota traveling at a high rate of speed on Cass Street and then onto Highway 72 heading west. The pursuit did not continue, but the vehicle was later located at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Hurd was in the vehicle with Nance and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dance said an investigation determined that Nance shot Hurd in the chest and that “a pretty brutal fight” had occurred. The victim had facial bruises, choke marks around the neck and bite marks, he said.

The fight occurred at the Fulton Street address.

Dance said it appears the two had been in a relationship for a while, and there have been domestic violence calls at the residence in the past.

Nance’s initial court appearance was pending Thursday afternoon.

An autopsy will determine if the gunshot was the cause of death.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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