Police investigate car break-ins, shots fired into home

It was a busy holiday weekend for West Point police as they investigated car break-ins and a report of shots fired into a home.

Posted: Dec. 26, 2017 6:47 PM
Updated: Dec. 26, 2017 6:55 PM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) – It was a busy holiday weekend for West Point police as they investigated car break-ins and a report of shots fired into a home.

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The home in the 100 block of Washington Street is riddled with bullet holes mainly on the garage door.

“There was a mom, three kids, and a guest there for the holidays at her house,” Detective Eric Johnson said. “She called in and said someone had been shooting. They shot into her garage.”

Just before 11 p.m. Saturday, police responded and found six bullet holes in the home and one in the woman’s vehicle. They don’t know the motive behind the shooting but they believe the suspect is from this neighborhood. The gun used is a revolver and police believe it’s the same gun stolen from a home Friday night.
There were also at least seven vehicles broken into Saturday night.

“When he looked in the vehicle he saw that people had gifts or their purse so they were an easy target,” Chief Avery Cook said. “They just busted the window and went in so we advise people to put belongings up now that it’s after Christmas. The gifts you got…get them out of plain view.”

Two cars were broken into at First Presbyterian Church which is just half a mile from that home hit with bullets. The rest of the cars were on Center, Lewellen and Church streets. All of this happened within a two-mile radius.

Investigators are close to identifying the suspect.

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