Garnet West Obituary: 53-year-old Booneville man identified as victim in fatal Prentiss County shooting.
The identity of the person who was shot and killed in Prentiss County on Friday night, November 17, has been made released by the authorities.
The victim was identified as Booneville resident Garnet West, 53, by Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar. West sustained many gunshot wounds, authorities said.
The shooting incident happened close to the Hobo Station neighborhood on Highway 4 East. In a yard, the victim was discovered by deputies.
35-year-old Louis Poutoa who resided at the place of the incident was taken into custody by deputies and charged with capital murder.
Nothing else about the events leading up to the shooting was disclosed by the sheriff, as investigation is ongoing.
Booneville is a city in the U.S. state of Mississippi and is the county seat of Prentiss County. It is located in the hilly North Mississippi region, and ecologically is part of the Southeastern Plains region.
The city of Booneville is nicknamed “the City of Hospitality,” in reference to the town’s southern hospitality. The city flag, welcome sign, and city website bear the image of a magnolia blossom, a symbol of hospitality as well as the state flower of Mississippi. Booneville was incorporated in 1861 and named after R.H. Boone, a relative of Daniel Boone. The population was 8,743 at the 2010 census. It is one of 21 certified Mississippi retirement cities.