June 15, 2022

Man allegedly threatens to ‘shoot up’ Southaven Church, charged with terroristic threats

Therese Apel

Quincy A. Higgins

A man was taken into custody after someone allegedly threatened to “shoot up” a Southaven church.

Southaven Police Department said in a release Wednesday that around 11:56 a.m., a call came in from the Brown Missionary Baptist Church. The complaint was in regards to a phone call from a male that advised at a specific time, they were going to “shoot up” the church.

Officers and detectives responded and began to assess the scene, though officials wouldn’t elaborate on the details of the response. During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to develop a suspect, Quincy A. Higgins. He was charged with making a terroristic threat and also has a warrant for contempt of court. Higgins was on scene, and was taken into custody without incident.

“The Southaven Police Department would like to thank Brown Missionary Baptist Church for their assistance and patience during the course of the investigation. The Southaven Police Department would also like to thank the public for their understanding during this sensitive time,” said the release. “We are mothers and fathers as well, and we would like to put out as much information as we can during the active scene. However, this would not be prudent, or safe for the officers on scene. The Southaven Police Department will continue to use any and all resources to protect our children, and the citizens of Southaven.”

The case is still under investigation.

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