OPD arrest man for allegedly shooting at family on New Year’s Eve

Published 9:29 am Friday, January 4, 2019

Oxford police have arrested an Oxford man after he allegedly shot at his family members on New Year’s Eve.

According to a press release from OPD, Gerald Smith, 64, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly firing the shots.

Police responded to a residence on North 6th Street at approximately 8 p.m. after receiving a call of a subject who was shooting at family members.

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When police arrived, they recovered a firearm and found spent bullet shell casings at the scene.

Smith was arrested and transporter to the Lafayette County Detention Center, where a Justice Court Judge set his bond at $15,000.

According to The EAGLE’s archives, the alleged aggravated assault was also the sixth and final shooting in 2018 and the first since April of 2018.