A fatal shooting at a local security business last week appears to be an accident, according to the Corinth Police Department’s investigation.

The victim, Aaron Keith Hughes, 26, of County Road 430, Rienzi, was taken to Magnolia Regional Health Center, where he died.

Capt. Dell Green said officers responded to a call that an individual had been shot about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Advert Group, 102 North Cass Street.

“Apparently, one security guard was handing a handgun to another security guard and, during the exchange, there was an unintentional discharge, striking the other in the chest,” said Green.

The case will be presented to a grand jury to make a determination.

Hughes, a father of one son, was associated with the Jacinto Fire Department. Funeral services are Friday at Victory Baptist Church with burial at the church cemetery; see the complete obituary inside today’s edition.

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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