Death, robberies mar holiday

Staff Writer

   Unrelated incidents during the holiday weekend left a young Grenada man dead and two individuals robbed at gunpoint.
   According to Capt. George Douglas with the Grenada Police Department, a man he identified as Joshua Deemer, 24, was pronounced dead on the scene at a house in the 400 block of Poplar Street shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday.
   A preliminary investigation revealed that Deemer died of a gunshot wound, Douglas said, adding that the body had been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.
   “We have interviewed three people in reference to the shooting,” said Douglas.
   Douglas would not say who placed the 911 call.
   An investigation is ongoing, Douglas said, adding that the Grenada County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are assisting.
   The GPD invites anyone with information about the robbery to make an anonymous call to (662) 227-TIPS.

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