CANTON, Mississippi (AP) -- A man fatally shot a defendant waiting outside a Mississippi courthouse on Monday morning, and a suspect is in custody, the sheriff said.
Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker declined to identify either man.
Tucker and Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said they do not know the motive for the shooting.
The suspect fired one shot with a semiautomatic handgun, Tucker said, and the man was hit in the chest and died at the scene.
Officials scheduled a news conference for later Monday morning.