Marshall Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Early Friday Morning
Posted March 4, 2017 by kgasradio |   

By Elaine Etheridge

Marshall Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead. At around 1 am Friday, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Paula Street in the Belaire Manor Apartment complex regarding a possible shooting.

Leon Bowman

Leon Bowman

When officers arrived on the scene, they found 22-year-old Michael Phelps, Jr., dead inside one of the apartments from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. After interviewing witnesses, detectives concluded that 30-year-old Leon Bowman caused the death of Phelps. Bowman was booked into the Harrison County Jail, where he is charged with manslaughter.

Chief JesusĀ  “Eddie” Campa stated, “I’d like to thank the community for their cooperation during this investigation. Without the community’s help and our diligent detectives, the suspect probably wouldn’t have been apprehended so quickly. I’d like to offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Phelps’ family during this time of grief.”

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of Phelps’ death. This is the first homicide in Marshall for 2017. The case remains under investigation.