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Man wanted in connection to Gautier murder

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Freddie Lee Lawrence. Image source: Gautier Police Department. Freddie Lee Lawrence. Image source: Gautier Police Department.
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -

Gautier Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection with the murder of Hunter Miller.

Captain Jerry Cooksey said Freddie Lee Lawrence, 24, of Gautier is wanted for accessory after the fact to capital murder. Cooksey said police believe Lawrence helped the murder suspect to avoid capture.

Miller, 26, was found in a car Tuesday night with a gunshot wound to the back. Police said Miller was likely shot in the car before crashing into a fence outside College Park Elementary School.

Witnesses at the scene said another man was in the car when they found Miller, but police have not identified this man.

Cooksey said the shooting was drug related. Authorities said they believe Miller was buying drugs when he was robbed and killed.

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