Police respond to shots fired



The Clarksdale Police Department responded to three incidents of gun fire Monday night with the final call finding two people shot.

The first call came in at 7:57 p.m. Monday from the 400 block of Catalpa Street with a woman telling police she was sitting in her home when she heard gunshots outside.

Officers said at least one bullet came through a window, but no one was injured.

The incident was listed as shooting into a dwelling and turned over to investigators.

The second call was reported at 9:20 p.m. Monday with a police responding to the 800 block of Paul Edwards in reference to shots fired into a vehicle.

When officers arrived a woman said she was inside her home when she heard several shots.

“She stated that she and her husband went out to see where the shots came from and when they walked out they saw Michael Moore standing in the street,” according to the reported filed by police. “Shell casings were recovered in front of Michael Moore’s residence.”

The incident was deemed a shooting into a vehicle and turned over to investigators.

The final report was listed as an aggravated assault and officers responded at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at 231 Spruce Street.

“When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Denzel Anderson and found he along with another male subject has been shot,” according to police reports. “Both subjects had non-life threatening injuries.”

The reports said a car came through the neighborhood and began shooting at them.

The incident was turned over to investigators.

Assistant Police Chief Vince Ramirez 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 this crime.

The City of Clarksdale is currently under a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew as a result of the coronavirus shutdown. Anyone found on the streets between those hours, without a legitimate excuse, can be detained and issued a citation. If convicted they can be fined up to $500.


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