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Murder in Town of Tunica


From the Tunica Police Department:


On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the Tunica County Dispatch Center received a 911 call stating an individual had been shot on Beat Line Road within the Town of Tunica city limits. Officers and first responders were dispatched to the scene.


Upon arrival, one black male was observed to have a gunshot wound. The individual was treated on scene by Pafford. The individual succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on scene by Tunica County Coroner. The individual has been identified as Robert Lee Cotton, 36, of Tunica, Mississippi. The victim's body was transported to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy to be performed. 


Town of Tunica Police Department has one suspect being held for questioning. The incident remains under investigation by the Town of Tunica Police Department. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting with this investigation. 


If you have any information related to this incident, please contact the Town of Tunica Police Department at 662-363-2400 to speak with an officer.

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