Oxford police make arrest following fatal shooting at The Links Apartments

Published 8:26 am Saturday, August 21, 2021

A suspect is in custody following a fatal shooting that occurred at an Oxford apartment complex early Saturday.

At approximately 2:05 a.m. on Aug. 21, the Oxford Police Department responded to the Links Apartments for a report of a male who had been shot. A suspect vehicle description was given out and the vehicle was subsequently stopped by the Batesville Police Department and the Panola County Sheriff’s Department.

Two person’s of interest were taken into custody and transported back to Oxford.

The victim was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi where they were able to stabilize him enough to get transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Around 6 a.m. the victim succumb to his injuries and was pronounced dead, according to OPD.

An arrest has been made in the murder, according to OPD, and more information will be released after the suspect is formally charged.

“At this time, our hearts go out to the family of the victim. Please keep them in your prayers,” said Oxford police chief Jeff McCutchen in a statement.

The investigation is still ongoing and OPD asks if anyone has any information to contact them at 662-232-2400.