6 dead in Arkabutla, MS shootings; Suspect in custody

ARKABUTLA, Miss (WREG) – Six people were shot dead Friday in the town of Arkabutla, Mississippi, the Tate County Sheriff said.

According to Sheriff Brad Lance, the shooter went into a store and shot a man. The gunman then went to a house near Bend Road and shot a woman.

Lance said the suspect also went to a house on Arkabutla Dam Road and shot two people there.

A deputy saw a car matching the suspect’s vehicle description and attempted to stop him. He failed to stop his car and caused a chase.

Officials say he pulled into a driveway of a house and the gunman was arrested there. At the house, officers found one person dead in a car and another dead on the pavement.

The shooter is believed to have lived at the Arkabutla Dam Road location, Lance said.

The town of Arkabutla, Miss. has fewer than 300 residents and is located about 45 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee on Arkabutla Lake.

This breaking news will be updated.

https://www.abc27.com/national/6-dead-in-arkabutla-ms-shootings-suspect-in-custody/ 6 dead in Arkabutla, MS shootings; Suspect in custody

Brian Ashcraft

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