June 24, 2021

Starkville Shooting: 3 in custody and 1 injured

Gabbi Ferreri

At 12:57 P.M. Starkville PD received a call for shots fired in Brookville Garden, 305 Everglade Avenue. While responding, SPD reported one gunshot victim was en route to OCH Regional Medical Center. Authorities already in the area apprehended suspects at 12:59 P.M. and found them in possession of rifles with drum-fed magazines.
“A credit to the members of the Starkville Police Department who responded quickly and apprehended the suspects within two minutes,” said Chief Mark Ballard. “This is a narrative that has been consistent throughout 2021, individuals making for whatever reason the stupid choice of using a weapon in a fight. They should know and the record shows that this department is committed to apprehension and accountability; stop, think, don’t make stupid choices.”
Dequan Montgomery (22) and Charles Dailey (22) have been charged with attempted murder and attempted aggravated assault.
Eric McCarter, Jr. (19) has been charged with two counts of accessory after the fact.
The victim was flown out of the area for further treatment.
If you have information please contact the Starkville Police Department at 662-323-4131, Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151, or through the anonymous tip system on our website. Crime Stoppers may offer a cash reward.

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