From Staff Reports

MARSHALL — A man who was charged in a shooting at a Marshall clothing store has died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.

Montrel Hatton, 39, of Marshall was identified by witnesses after a shooting at Citi Trends in June. According to the Marshall Police Department, Hatton entered the store and opened fire, injuring two women. Hatton turned himself in on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon a few days later.

A bond forfeiture warrant for Hatton was issued this past week after he did not appear at a pre-trial hearing, the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office was notified Thursday that Hatton had disabled an ankle monitor that was issued as part of his bond conditions.

“Furthermore, Hatton contacted a probation officer ... who oversees pre-trial release subjects. Hatton’s comments to the probation officer were alarming, and concern grew for Hatton and the victims in this case,” the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said it received information Thursday that Hatton was possibly in the 500 block of Pearson Street in Avinger, and Harrison and Cass County law enforcement officials responded to that location.

“Once deputies attempted to speak with Hatton inside a residence and in the presence of family, he attempted to take his life with a self-inflicted gunshot,” the sheriff’s office said.

Hatten was taken by helicopter to a Shreveport medical center, where he died as a result of his injuries Thursday evening, the sheriff’s office said.

“Cass County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division responded and will lead this investigation, which is standard practice on all suicide incidents,” the sheriff’s office said.

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