Two men shot, car stolen, shots fired

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

It was a busy weekend for the Clarksdale Police Department with a man shot in the chest another hit in the leg, a car stolen and five reports of shots fired.

All are currently under investigation and the community is being asked to help solve these crimes, help police make an arrest and stop the violence.

The Clarksdale Police Department was called to the area of Eighth Street and Paul Edwards Street at 8:17 p.m. Friday on a report of shots fired.

Officers found Malcolm Curtis sitting in a chair with a gunshot wound to the chest and Frank Silas with a gunshot wound to the lower leg.

Both subjects were transported to Clarksdale’s emergency room and were later transported to Region One in Memphis Tn. where they are listed in stable condition.

Police did not have a suspect in this shooting as of Monday morning. The case was assigned to Clarksdale Police Department Investigator T. Hawkins and is an active investigation.

Clarksdale Assistant Chief Vince Ramirez has asked anyone with information about this incident 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.

Auto Theft

Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from a home on Mississippi Street Friday morning

Officers were called to 630 Mississippi Street around 11:24 a.m. and spoke with Ebony Anthony who said she stopped by her sister’s residence to use the bathroom and left her vehicle running while she went in. Anthony said when she returned, her car was gone.

The vehicle was a 2008 Nissan Altima, maroon in color.

The case was assigned to Assistant Chief Ramirez.

Auto Burglary

On Friday June 19, officers responded to the area of the 1500 block of Linden Place at 12:48 p.m. in reference to an Auto Burglary.

Freteishi Townes told police she sent her son out to her vehicle to retrieve her work bag and it was not in her car. She stated that it was in her car when she made it home on the previous night.

The case was assigned to Assistant Chief Ramirez.

Shots Fired

The Clarksdale Police Department is making an effort to reduce the level of gun violence in Clarksdale and is responding immediately to call of shots fired.

The following calls were made to the department this weekend.

• 100 block of Spruce Street, nothing found.

• 900 block of Carr Street, nothing found.

• 100 block of Oakhurst Street, nothing found.

• 300 block of Madison Ave., nothing found

• Seventh Street and Tallahatchie Street, nothing found.

Residents are asked to call 911 immediately if they hear shots. Residents are also reminded it is against the law to discharge a firearm in the city limits and additional felony charges can be leveled if an investigation determines more serious charges are necessary.

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