TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. - Mississippi authorities are searching for a suspect in the death of a woman who was leaving church on Sunday when she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting that happened near her home.
The Tunica County Sheriff's Department said Skyeesha Pige was on her way home when someone fired shots at her car. Investigators say a stray bullet hit her in the head.
The victim's fiance, Ray Conley, said the driver of a car pulled up and started shooting at another car. Then another person down the street opened fire.
A bullet hit Pige in the eye and she crashed into another car on the side of the road.
"She was on the way home from church. She didn't deserve that. She was a good person and she shouldn't have even got caught in what they got going on - an innocent bystander just got shot,” Conley said.
Conely said he was outside mowing the lawn at the time of the shooting. After seeing the shooting and the crash, he rushed to his fiance's aid.
"I jumped in the truck and saw her ... I saw her slumped over in her seat and put pressure to her eye because I saw a gunshot wound," Conely said.
Conely said he's very upset about what happened. He said the couple were planning a wedding in July.
"He's aiming at the car and shooting at the car, and my fiance was coming down the street and they missed him and shot her," Conley said.
Deputies said they arrested Anfernee Harris and charged him with aggravated assault in the case.
Officers are looking for Dontarrius Hibbler as the person of interest in the case.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department said Pige was not the intended victim.
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