An afternoon shooting near Senatobia Thursday ended with around two dozen arrests, reportedly including that of a local rap star.
According to police, “approximately” 24 arrests were made following the incident, which occurred at around 12:43 p.m. on Interstate-55 near Coldwater. Among those taken into custody, according to published reports, was Memphis-based rapper Big Boogie.
Following a phone call to Tate County 911 just before 1 p.m. reporting gunfire into a vehicle and at least one victim, police said the caller exited the interstate onto Main Street in Senatobia and awaited officers at a Huddle House location. Senatobia police officers arrived on the scene approximately one minute later and were able to confirm the presence of one gunshot victim.
According to a prepared statement from SPD, the vehicle’s occupants reported to officers at least three suspect vehicles had continued south on I-55 following the shooting.
SPD officers, along with support from surrounding agencies, were able to make quick contact with the vehicles, where multiple arrests were made, the statement said.
“The caravan exited at Batesville onto Hwy. 6 where law enforcement officers coordinated a takedown and arrest of the vehicles’ occupants.”
From a total four suspect vehicles, SPD officials said “approximately” 21 arrests were made, with an additional three arrests made of occupants from the vehicle at the Huddle House location.
“Ultimately, a firearm was recovered, along with a felony amount of narcotics and sums of cash,” the statement reads. “At least one of the occupants was a convicted felon.”
Agencies responding to Thursday’s shooting included Senatobia Police Department, Tate County Sheriff's Office, Batesville Police Department, Panola County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
SPD officials said the incident remains under investigation and more information will be made available as details emerge.
Chris Lott, a resident of Batesville was on scene in Batesville during the incident. A link to his YouTube video can be found HERE