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Police: Teen said he shot mom's boyfriend as couple fought

Treylan Hunter
Treylan Hunter

BILOXI -- A Biloxi High football player, accused of killing his mother's live-in boyfriend, told police he was "tired" of the man, a court document said.

Treylan "Trey" Hunter, 16, has admitted getting a rifle and shooting Jeremy Lowery one time in the face while the mother and boyfriend fought outside the family's home Sept. 29, according to a document police used to request an arrest warrant.

Hunter, a wide receiver for the Biloxi High Indians, faces a murder charge from the shooting on Auguste Court in the Bayview Place neighborhood. He is charged as an adult.

Lowery, 32, died at Merit Health hospital about an hour later.

Hunter is free on a $100,000 bond. His case will go to a Harrison County grand jury without a preliminary hearing. Hunter was released from jail before a hearing could take place.

Hunter's mother, Desiree Lindsey, called police "in a panic" about 6:51 p.m. and handed the phone to a younger son, who said his mother's boyfriend had been shot in the face, the document said.

The brother handed the phone to Hunter, who said he'd just shot Lowery.

Hunter said he had put the gun down, and police told him to surrender, unarmed, when officers arrived.

Lindsey, according to the document, said she and Lowery had been fighting inside the house and were outside fist-fighting when Hunter went upstairs to get a rifle.

The weapon allegedly was a .22-caliber, bolt-action rifle Lindsey's father had left there.

Lindsey said Hunter had told Lowery to stop hurting his mother, and said her son wanted to intervene because Lowery was assaulting her, the document said.

Investigators said they conducted several interviews and Hunter's statements were consistent with those given by his mother.

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