A man was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Peco Foods poultry processing plant in Bay Springs, Mississippi. A suspect has been charged with murder in connection with the incident.
WBRZ reported that Eddie Bernard Davis died after being shot multiple times on the morning of April 7.
The suspect has been identified as Raffell Montrell Franklin. Authorities said Franklin had fled the scene to his mother’s home, but later turned himself in. A motive for the shooting has not yet been revealed.
Peco Foods said in a statement the company is cooperating with authorities and its 'deepest sympathies are with the families and friends of the employees involved.'
Peco Foods, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, processed 29.21 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a weekly basis in 2016. It has six poultry processing plants and one further processing plant.
Worker killed, man charged in shooting outside poultry plant
BAY SPRINGS, Miss. - Authorities say a Mississippi man is charged with murder in the shooting death of co-worker outside a poultry plant in Bay Springs. Media outlets report 25-year-old Eddie Bernard Davis died after he was shot multiple times Friday morning in the parking lot of the Peco Foods processing plant.