Hattiesburg Police investigate 1st homicide of 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) — Hattiesburg Police officers responded to a stabbing call late Friday night, which left one man dead.

Forrest County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Nobles says the victim is 26-year old Cordaeil Miller from Hattiesburg.

The incident occurred in the 900 block of Dabbs Street.  Officers found Miller laying on the ground with what appeared to be a stab wound to the left side of his body.

Miller was transported by ambulance for immediate medical assistance, but later succumbed to his injuries.

Pending the outcome of an autopsy, the cause of death is most likely a stab wound to the chest.

Jonicqua Moffet was taken into custody and charged with first degree murder.

The incident allegedly ensured from an altercation between the two subjects who were in a dating relationship.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information should contact the Hattiesburg Police Department or Metro Crime Stoppers.

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