Police investigate shots fired, aggravated assault

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two incidents where shots were fired into a home and one where a man was shot.

All three shootings were reported in the space of about 30 minutes Friday night. 

Clarksdale Assistant Chief Vince Ramirez has asked anyone with information about these incidents to 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 these crimes or any other felony in the community.

Residents are reminded that Clarksdale has a 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. curfew and there are to be no public gatherings of more than 20 people under an order issued by the city.

The first incidents occurred at 11:11 p.m. Friday, June 5, when police responded to a call of shots fired into a home at 318 Madison, Apt. A.

When police arrived, police reports said they spoke with Celestine James, who was in her residence when she heard gunfire coming from the back of her property. She said after the shooting stopped she noticed bullets hit her window and back door. One of the bullets that traveled through the door went into a residence next door.

Police said no one was injured

The case was assigned to Assistant Chief Ramirez.

Police responded to a second call of shots fired into a home, just minutes later.

Officers were called to 124 Cherry Street at 11:34 p.m. Friday in reference to shots being fired into a residence.

Police reports said officers spoke with Kamaya Wofford and she told them she was in the back of the house bathing her child, when she heard several shots fired outside her home. She told police she heard glass breaking and she got on the floor, and after the shots stopped, called police.

Wofford said she did not see anyone.

The case was assigned to assigned to Assistant Chief Ramirez.

An aggravated assault was then reported to police at 11:46 p.m. on Sommers Street where a male juvenile subject had been shot in the arm.

Police said they spoke with Natassia Johnson, who said her nephew had been shot. The nephew said he and his cousin and another male subject were walking home from a party on Sommers Street when a black SUV came driving up slowly and fired shots striking him in the upper arm. He said they ran and hid and then called their parents to pick them up.

The case was assigned to Assistant Chief Ramirez.

Auto burglaries reported

Officers responded to 824 Cherry Street about 9 40 p.m. Friday in reference to a truck burglary.

Police reports said, when officers arrived they spoke with Jermaile Hill and he said he got in his vehicle and noticed that someone had been in his vehicle. He said a handgun was taken from the console of his truck.

The case was assigned to Investigator T. Hawkins.

Police were called to a second auto burglary on Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the area of the 1310 West Second Street and spoke with Brashier Denham, who told police he came out to get in his vehicle and noticed that someone had broken a window on his vehicle.

He said a pack of cigarettes and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses were taken.

The case was assigned to Investigator T. Hawkins.

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