Man shot to death in Olive Branch, gunman on the run

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. -- A man was shot to death in Olive Branch, and the police are searching for the gunman.

According to the Olive Branch Police Department, the shooting happened Friday night in the 9700 block of Goodman Road. Officers responded to the scene around 11:40 p.m.

Police identified the victim as Bryan Harris of Horn Lake, Mississippi. Officers found Harris lying in a parking lot of a business with a gunshot wound to the chest. Harris was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

According to police, Harris was arguing with several people in the parking lot when someone fired several shots at him.

"I walked outside, and I saw the people running away from the party and screaming," Gamio Oba, who works near the scene, said. Oba says he got worried, because that sort of thing rarely happens. "It was a party there yesterday. Nothing happened."

D'shea Favazza says booking the building isn't cheap, and she'd expect that to turn away anyone looking to cause problems. "It's a high price party, so I would think it would be classy people."

Police identified the shooter as Tyease Lofton, 21, of Southaven and issued a warrant for his arrest. Lofton is described as 5'8", 132 lbs. and he has large tattoos on his neck.

Anyone with information regarding Lofton's whereabouts is asked to call the Olive Branch Police Department at 662-895-4111 or the Desoto County CrimeStoppers at 662-429-TIPS.

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