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Man given $50,000 bond after shooting into vehicle arrest in Tupelo

June 27, 2024 – An arrest has been made in connection with a shooting incident on Highway 6 near the South Thomas Street exit. On June 25, 2024, Tupelo Police responded to a call about a vehicle that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who stated that while traveling westbound on Highway 6, a white Dodge Challenger began to pass him in the left lane. As the vehicle passed, a man leaned out of the passenger side window and fired two shots, striking the front driver’s side tire.

Approximately one hour later, a Tupelo Police patrol officer observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s car committing a traffic offense on West Jackson Street. The officer stopped the car, driven by Keshon Heard, 26, of Tupelo. A search of the vehicle revealed narcotics and a firearm. Heard was arrested for traffic violations and misdemeanor possession of narcotics.


On June 27, 2024, following further investigation, Heard was charged with one count of Shooting into a Motor Vehicle. Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Allen ordered Heard to be held on a $50,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing and may result in additional arrests. It has been revealed that the victim and Heard were acquaintances, and the shooting followed a previous altercation. The charge will be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury.

Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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