Harrison County

Man shot at a Gulfport gas station, driven to Hattiesburg by alleged shooter identified

A woman has been arrested on a charge of second-degree murder after a Gulfport gas station shooting.

The shooting happened the morning of June 9.

Police say 20-year-old Breanna McClendon of Hattiesburg shot a man, later identified as 20-year-old Lee Barnes III by Lamar County Deputy Coroner Blake Matherne, after an altercation at the Circle K gas station located at 13490 Highway 49, according to the Gulfport Police Department release.

McClendon and Barnes were together when they arrived at the gas station, investigators say.

After McClendon shot Barnes, she drove him to Hattiesburg. He was then taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police say.

McClendon is being held in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center with a $500,000 bond.

Gulfport police are looking for a witness who assisted with getting the victim back into the vehicle, not knowing the victim had been shot. That person is being asked to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

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