Man pardoned by Haley Barbour involved in fatal shooting at Calhoun City cookout

One of the ex-prisoners who received a full pardon last year from then-Gov. Haley Barbour was involved in exchange of gunfire that killed another man Thursday night, a northern Mississippi sheriff said.

Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said Wayne Thurman Harris of Slate Springs and Chris McGonagill of Calhoun City got into an argument at a cookout and both of them fired guns. Both men were wounded, McGonagill fatally.

“We’re trying to put it all together. It’s like a puzzle,” Pollan said. “We know Harris was hit once in the leg and McGonagill about six times.”