Update: Late Night Shooting Under Investigation


An investigation is under way in the residential shooting that led to the death of Tracy Weaver, 46, of Kosciusko.  After the investigation is complete by Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and The Attala County Sheriff’s Department, the evidence will be presented to a Grand Jury.  At the time, The Grand Jury will determine if the shooting was accidental or foul play was involved.

The Attala Sheriff’s Department was dispatched around 10 pm last night to a residential shooting.  Upon arrival they found one deceased female.  The victim has been identified as Tracy Weaver of Kosciusko.  Her body has been sent to Arkansas for an autopsy.  The shooting is still under investigation, but it does appear to be accidental according to Sheriff Tim Nail. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been called in to help with the investigation.

  1. ACC
    August 29, 2023 at 1:21 PM

    Prayers for both families.

  2. SAE
    August 30, 2023 at 11:05 AM

    Lord, protect this family and be with them, surround them with Your almighty love. Bring them comfort in their time of pain and suffering as they grieve the loss of their precious Tracey. Please watch over her children, be their shelter in this storm. Receive Tracey in Your loving embrace and welcome her home. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

  3. ChildofGod1974
    August 30, 2023 at 11:41 AM

    Mississippi don’t have a crime lab or what.you have to send someone’s body all the way to Arkansas now that’s more sad to hear than the story itself

    • Concerned
      August 30, 2023 at 5:00 PM

      It stays backed up.

    • Fran
      September 7, 2023 at 4:07 PM

      The Crime Lab in Jackson is backed up.

  4. Justice
    August 31, 2023 at 5:32 AM

    Prayers for this Lady’s family. Prayers for the people who are close to her.

    Crime lab stays backed up because it is underfunded. It’s funding is tied in with MHP. It’s sad when a highway patrolman starts out 20,000 dollars more than someone with a higher level college degree. Eventually the state crime lab will shut down because there will be no one who wants to work for Mississippi when you can go to Arkansas and make twice to three times what they pay here.

    • Gail
      August 31, 2023 at 1:04 PM

      I think our local policemen and our high way patrol deserve more money than what they get. They put their lives in danger everyday. I thank God for them. The shame in all of this is the crime rate in Jackson and elsewhere where crime is overloading the resources.

    • Malinda
      September 8, 2023 at 4:12 PM

      Your comment on salary made me curious. I googled it and the average MHP trooper makes between $39,500 and $59,800. College graduates starting average earnings are $55,000.

  5. Ruby Tedder
    Ruby Tedder
    September 1, 2023 at 7:27 PM

    Prayers for the weaver family. They were the best.


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