Arrest expected soon following Iuka shooting

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of shooting his father in the neck earlier this week.

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 7:07 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 7:16 PM

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of shooting his father in the neck earlier this week.

The warrant is for Keith Blakney, charged with aggravated assault.

Keith Blakney | Photo: Tishomingo County Sheriff's Dept.

Morgan Blakney | Photo: Tishomingo County Jail

He's accused of pulling the trigger during the Tuesday, April 17 shooting.

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Iuka police say he shot his father George Allred after a heated argument with Allred and his son Morgan Blakney.

The shooting happened at Keith Blakney's home on Walters Road. 

Police say Morgan Blakney damaged his father's Iuka home, resulting in Morgan Blakney being charged with malicious mischief.

Iuka Police Chief Randy Stringer says this was an isolated incident.

"It's uncommon for here," he said. "This incident is strictly related to that family."

Allred has reportedly been released from the hospital. Police say they plan to make an arrest very soon.

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