The suspect in a deadly Lucedale shooting is in custody. Police Chief Kellum Fairley said Demetrius Spivery, 31, turned himself in Thursday at noon.

Spivery is accused of shooting and killing Demetrius Pate at a Tuesday night cookout near the corner of S. Pine St. and Estes St.

Fairley said an officer was driving by the cookout when he heard a gunshot. When the officer got out to investigate, he found Pate sitting inside a running SUV, suffering from a single gunshot wound. Pate, 33, died at the scene.

Lucedale investigators have not found the weapon used to kill Pate.  From what they know, the two men reportedly had a verbal dispute at the cookout, and that escalated to gunfire.

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