UPDATE: Suspect in custody after shooting near Eupora High School

A suspect is in custody, facing felony charges after a shooting near a Webster County high school Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Mar 28, 2018 3:19 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2018 1:56 PM

EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) – A suspect is in custody, facing felony charges after a shooting near a Webster County high school Wednesday afternoon.

Webster County 911 officials said they received a report of a shooting near Eupora High School at 65 W. Clark Ave. at about 2:42 p.m.

Initial reports were that someone on a motorcycle drove by the school's band hall and opened fire. Authorities corrected the statement later, clarifying that the vehicle was a red dirt bike.

911 dispatchers said shell casings were found on the road near the school, but that no injuries were reported.

According to Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell, the suspect was identified as Cole Breazeale. He was found hiding in his bushes near his grandmother’s home on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, officials said.

Dispatchers said the dirt bike was also found behind the home where Breazeale was hiding.

Breazeale was transported to the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and Mitchell said he will face several felony charges.

According to a student who spoke with WTVA 9 News, the school was placed on lockdown shortly after the shooting.

Mitchell said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will be investigating the shooting.

Stay with WTVA 9 News and refresh wtva.com for additional information as it becomes available.

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