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Murder Suspect Calls Police, Turns Self In On $251k Bond

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (FOX13) - The man suspected of committing Horn Lake's second homicide of the year has turned himself in.

Officers say Gerry Lofton contacted police and told them he wanted to be taken into custody.

He's accused of fatally shooting 29-year-old Edroy James Ballard, Jr., in front of a home June 2.

MORE: Horn Lake Police Investigate 2nd Homicide In 2014

Early Saturday morning Lofton advised the officers he was at a Southaven gas station and would wait until they arrived. Lofton was taken into custody and has been charged with murder and assault.

Lofton, who is being held on a $251,000 bond, is expected to make his first appearance in Horn Lake City County in July.

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