SEVERE WX: Flash Flood Watch View Alerts

Starkville police investigate Sunday gunfire

Police in Starkville are investigating an incident of gunfire from Sunday morning.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 4:41 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – Police in Starkville are investigating an incident of gunfire from Sunday morning.

Near 1 a.m. on Sunday, November 12, a 911 call came into police about a man with a machine gun at the State Theatre.

Upon arrival, officers proved this call to be false. However, police did detain a person who had a handgun.

While on the scene, one shot was fired on nearby Lafayette Street. Police say this incident was unrelated and separate from the earlier call.

Police stopped a vehicle believed to be involved for further investigation. As a result, an unrelated misdemeanor arrest was made.

The discharge of a firearm is under investigation.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 40°
Columbus
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 41°
Oxford
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 34°
Starkville
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 41°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather