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Woman killed in a garage didn't know the shooter, Harrison County sheriff says

Tiffany Goodman, 27, died of a gunshot wound to the head April 7, 2018, in Lyman. Police have arrested the suspected shooter and a person described by law enforcement to be an accomplice.
Tiffany Goodman, 27, died of a gunshot wound to the head April 7, 2018, in Lyman. Police have arrested the suspected shooter and a person described by law enforcement to be an accomplice. GoFundMe.com

A Wiggins woman shot to death in a garage near Gulfport on Saturday didn't know the man who shot her, Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

Tiffany Goodman, 27, was at a home in the 15000 block of Mills Road and knew someone at the house but not the man accused of killing her, Peterson said.

Four people were at the home about 9 a.m. when one of them called to report Goodman had been shot, he said.

Mills Road is in a rural neighborhood in the Lyman community and has a Gulfport address. It's off Mississippi 53, just west of Old Highway 49.

Corner Gary Hargrove released Goodman's name Monday and said she died of a gunshot wound to the head in the garage.

"There's no motive that we know of yet," Peterson said. "That's what we're trying to find out."

The suspect and an alleged accomplice drove off before deputies arrived.

Witnesses identified the shooter as 19-year-old Dannie Wayne Bergeron Jr. and said he had left with Jacob Tyler Scaife, 21, the sheriff said.

Investigators obtained arrest warrants on a murder charge for Bergeron and a charge of accessory after the fact to murder for Scaife. Investigators believed the two had gone to a relative's home in Franklinton, La.

Washington Parish deputies found the two in Franklinton and arrested them on fugitive warrants.

Harrison County investigators have gone to the Washington Parish jail to interview Bergeron and Scaife, Peterson said.

The two remained at the Washington Parish jail pending extradition proceedings.

Goodman had attended Stone County High. She was living in Biloxi, according to her Facebook page.

She was the daughter of Charles and Regina Goodman.

A family member has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses. The account, Funeral Expenses For Tiffany, had raised $1,885 toward a $5,000 goal in 19 hours.

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Robin Fitzgerald, 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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