January 24, 2022

Arrest made, more expected in shooting near Mississippi State campus

Therese Apel

Police have made one arrest and are looking for two other suspects in an armed robbery and shooting near the Mississippi State campus.

WCBI is reporting that authorities have charged 20-year-old Samual Lee Kirkland of Lexington with armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a controlled substance.

Deputies say the incident occurred about 7 p.m. Thursday near the Chadwick Apartments in Starkville. The search is on now for two teenagers who they believe also played a role in the shooting. They may be driving a 1990 Oldsmobile 98 bearing license plate HLB 7359.

Kirkland was shot as well as the victim. Both were taken to the hospital, and Kirkland was arrested once he was treated.

If you have any knowledge of this crime, please call the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department or your local Crime Stoppers.

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