Clarksdale recorded another homicide last week, its fifth of the year and the second in the space of a week.
Police responded to 729 Riley Street at 2:25 p.m. Thursday following a report of a man being shot and found Tommy Lindsey on the grounds with a gunshot wound to the head.
Lindsey was flown to a hospital in Memphis where he was pronounced dead.
Clarksdale Police Chief Sandra Williams said Lindsey’s niece, Shuntaye Johnson was taken into custody and the weapon believed to be used in the shooting was recovered at the scene.
Williams said a disagreement over construction work Johnson was overseeing is believed to have led to the shooting.
Johnson has been charged with murder and was arraigned in Clarksdale Municipal Court on Friday.
Shots Fired, Arrests Made
Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of School Street about 10:15 p.m. Thursday and found a vehicle riddled with bullets and multiple shell casings on the ground.
Clarksdale Police Chief Sandra Williams said police quickly developed suspects and went to a house at 802 Cherry Street and arrested three suspects. Williams said two long guns, two handguns and ammunition were recovered by police.
Those charged are:
Aldrict Hill, Jr.: Two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling and one count of shooting into a vehicle.
Ladell Porter: Two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling and one count of shooting into a vehicle.
Kendrick Marion: Discharging a firearm in the city limits.
All three were booked into the Coahoma County Jail and appeared at their initial hearings in Clarksdale Municipal Court Friday afternoon.
Additionally, while officers were on scene at School Street, Clarksdale Police Officers and Coahoma County Deputies responded to the area of Cheyenne and Cherry Street after hearing shots fired.
Chief Williams said once on the scene, Travelious Robinson was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm in city limits. A 9mm handgun was recovered.
Robinson was booked into the Coahoma County Jail and given an initial appearance in Clarksdale Municipal Court on Friday afternoon.
Williams said these incident are under investigation and anyone with information about them can call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or simply dial 911. All calls remain anonymous and cash is paid to those providing information that leads to solving this crime.