A Byhalia, Miss. man is dead after a domestic disturbance with his ex-girlfriend, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday afternoon.

Just after midnight deputies were dispatched to Mason-Malone Road after a suspicious vehicle was reported. The call was upgraded to a shooting before deputies arrived.

They found James Walter Smith Jr.,34,  had been shot. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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Two hours prior Smith showed up at the workplace of his ex-girlfriend, 35-year-old Amanda Robison Stone, in Memphis. He reportedly instigated a disturbance, and was armed, but a coworker intervened. Memphis Police are investigating that incident.

Smith later showed up armed at Stone’s Mason-Malone home, and after what TCSO calls “some level of confrontation,” was shot by Stone.

An autopsy will be performed.

“This remains a very active and ongoing investigation,” said sheriff Pancho Chumley. “ if anyone has information in this case, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 901-475-4300, phone in tips at 901-475-3307, email tips to sheriff@tiptonco.com or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley. Anonymous tips may be submitted to the Tipton County tip411 app or by texting “Tipton” to 847411.”

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