Police: Fatal shooting was self-inflicted

Published 3:00 am Friday, September 15, 2017

A man found dead Wednesday with a gunshot wound to his head inflicted the wound himself according to police.

Police responded at 10:11 p.m. Wednesday night to find Deiallo Teron Stringer, 19, dead with a single gunshot wound to his head at a residence in the 900 block of East Academy Street.

“Although Stringer’s death occurred in an area that is home to many students at

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Troy University, Stringer himself was not a student,” Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said in a statement Thursday. “Stringer and a couple of his friends were visiting with a friend that does attend Troy University.

“The circumstances surrounding Stringer’s death, which are supported by witness statements and evidence found at the scene, do not rise to that of criminal activity.”

Pike County Coroner Jerry Williams pronounced stringer dead at the scene. This case remains under investigation by the Troy Police Department with assistance from the Pike County Coroner’s Office.

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Stringer’s family and friends during this most difficult time,” Barr said.