After a man opened fire on his ex-wife and maybe other family members in Tate County, Mississippi, United States, at least six people have been found dead and another has been injured.
Richard Dale Crum, 52, the suspect, was detained on Friday following the alleged rampage, according to the county sheriff. Crum is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the case, according to the sheriff’s office. The department stated that additional charges are anticipated to be brought.
Around 11 a.m. EST, the suspect pulled into the parking lot of a store in Arkabutla, a small rural hamlet in northern Mississippi, and opened fire, killing the driver of the car next to him, according to Lance. This is when authorities received the initial 911 call. No other passengers in the car suffered injuries.
According to CNN, Lance claimed that the alleged shooter entered the store before leaving and heading to the house of his ex-wife. According to Lance, the suspect shot and killed his ex-wife before striking her engaged boyfriend, who was also present, in the house.
After spotting a vehicle that matched its description in front of a house that officials suspected belonged to the suspect, deputies were able to catch up to him, according to Lance.
Authorities discovered two guys who had been shot and killed on a little road behind the suspect’s house. According to Lance, one was discovered on a road and the other was inside a car.
According to Lance, two more victims were discovered shot to death in a home close to the suspect’s residence. Lance discuss deputies think the perpetrator and the victims, a man and a woman, may be linked.
According to Lance, a second individual was hurt in the shootings. According to Lance, the person was attended to by emergency personnel rather than being sent to a hospital for further care.
Lance also reveal that the man was apprehended by deputies as he attempted to flee the area near his home.
In the suspect’s car, according to Lance, cops discovered several handguns and a shotgun. According to Lance, the suspect is being held at the Tate County jail.
The victims’ identities are unknown. Lance claimed that at this point, a motive is unknown.
Tate Reeves, the governor, claimed to have been briefed on the shootings and noted in a tweet that the perpetrator is thought to have operated alone.
As we continue our investigation, Reeves promised, “I will make sure that law enforcement has access to all of the state’s resources.”