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Police arrest New Albany man for KFC shooting

Kendall Moore | Photo: New Albany Police Department

A New Albany man is accused of shooting at another person outside a KFC restaurant.

Posted: Apr 24, 2019 12:22 PM
Updated: Apr 24, 2019 1:22 PM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - New Albany police have made an arrest after gunfire erupted outside a local restaurant.

Kendall Moore, 35, of New Albany, faces two charges - attempted aggravated assault & possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Park Plaza Drive. No injuries were reported.

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According to police information, it appears the shooting stemmed from a relationship breakup.

New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson said Moore formerly worked at the KFC and had a relationship with another employee.

Robertson said family members became involved, and Moore saw a family member at the KFC whom he had been communicating with.

Two shots were fired, and the shooter left the scene in a vehicle.

Robertson said a Union County sheriff’s deputy saw the vehicle and stopped it approximately one hour later.

Moore was found inside the vehicle with three other people.

Two people were questioned and released from custody.

Moore and another person remained in custody.

However, Moore is the only person who faces charges in connection to the shooting incident.

The other person was arrested, but the charges relate to another case.

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