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Mississippi Teen Charged With Murder Just Hours After High School Graduation

A Mississippi teen was jailed on a murder charge Saturday, just hours after he graduated from high school.

Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said Justin Robert Coggins, 18, is believed to have shot 33-year-old Dustin Hoffpauir to death during a domestic dispute.

WTVA reported that deputies received the call about a shooting at about 7 p.m. Saturday night and found Hoffpauir dead.

The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy, WCBI reported.

Coggins received his diploma from Caledonia High School during the graduation ceremony Saturday morning.

Officials released no further details about the incident and said the case remains under investigation.

Coggins is being held at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.

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[Featured image: Justin Robert Coggins leaves the stage after receiving his high school diploma/Caledonia High School]