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Man arrested in shooting

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man this evening who they claim was involved in a shooting outside of the Popular Trends store off County Road 334 earlier today.

Investigator Alan Wilburn said a call came into the sheriff’s department at 12:40 this afternoon reporting a shooting. When Wilburn arrived, the alleged victim had already been taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi by a witness. The victim was interviewed at the hospital and told investigators he was shot by Robert Houston.

Houston, 27, of Oxford was picked up without incident at about 5:15 p.m. and taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he will be held until his first appearance bond hearing on Wednesday.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was discharged from the hospital this afternoon.

The case is still under investigation and no motive was given for the shooting.

Read the EAGLE Wednesday for more information.