HATTIESBURG -- Friends and family of Jeremy Lowery, allegedly shot outside a Biloxi apartment by one of his girlfriend's sons, have planned a vigil Saturday in Hattiesburg.
They want his Biloxi-area friends to know they're invited, and want the public to know who he was as a person, Suzanne MaGee said. She's the homicide grief counselor at the Gulf Coast Women's Center for Non-Violence and chairs the Mississippi State Coalition for Survivors of Homicide.
The vigil will be 4-6 p.m. at Vernon Dahmer Park, 1000 Country Club Rd.
He, his girlfriend and her family had lived in Hattiesburg.
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Lowery, 32, died Sept. 29 after he was shot on Auguste Court outside the apartment he shared with his girlfriend and her children.
Lowery died about an hour later at Merit Health hospital.
Treylan "Trey" Hunter, 16, was arrested on a murder charge. He was a wide receiver for the Biloxi High Indians. He was released from the Harrison County jail on a $100,000 bond before a preliminary hearing was held.
Hunter told police he got a rifle and shot Lowery one time in the face outside the family's home during a dispute between Lowery and his mother, a court document said.
Hunter's mother, Desiree Lindsey, called police "in a panic" at 6:51 p.m. and handed the phone to a younger son, who said Lowery had been shot, the document said.
The brother handed the phone to Hunter, who allegedly admitted what he'd done.
Hunter said he had put the gun down, and police told him to surrender, unarmed, when they arrived.
The mother told police her son wanted to intervene in a dispute because Lowery was hurting her, and her statements were consistent with Hunter's, the investigator said.
The weapon allegedly was a .22-caliber, bolt-action rifle Lindsey's father had left at the home.