On the evening of July 15th former Mississippi State football player, Chris Smith was shot and killed in Frank Berry courts.
Since that time, Seargent Dareall Thompson with the Meridian Police department says they are currently looking for a suspect.
“Once officers arrived on scene they discovered a male had suffered a gunshot wound. At that time investigators were in route, and they conducted several interviews with witnesses out there on the scene. They provided some good information that led us to charge Tyrell Reed. We are currently looking for this suspect,” Thompson said.
Thompson added that even though they have a wanted suspect; they still seek the help of those who witnessed the incident.
“We are continuing to investigate this incident. If anyone knows where Reed is located, we are asking them to contact the meridian police department,” Thompson added.
Thompson took a moment to further emphasize the need for community aid when dealing with crimes of this nature.
“It's very important,” He said. “If we didn't have community support just like this incident; we probably wouldn't have been able to come up with this suspect. We know there were others at the scene. We are asking for those to come forward and provide us with more information.”
Chris Smith attended Mississippi State in 2008 where he played in 10 games during his inaugural season. Smith finished his bulldog career in 2012, with 1,180 receiving yards and five touchdowns.