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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Press Release: Moss Point Man Charged in Shooting Death


A Moss Point man is in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center charged with murder in the shooting death of another man Tuesday (April 9) night. Sheriff Mike Ezell says Dirk Lambert, Jr. allegedly shot 50-year old Noel Christopher Benson of Grand Bay, Alabama at Lambert’s home on Independence Road in Moss Point.   

The shooting happened around 6pm Tuesday, and several hours later Benson’s body was found inside his vehicle in the woods nearby. Sheriff Ezell says investigators have not determined a motive in the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing and Lambert is jailed with no bond, pending an initial court appearance.



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