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UPDATE: Three arrested after fatal apartment complex shooting

Second shooting at the complex in over a month

June 5 UPDATE:

District Attorney Bob Morris has sent a statement regarding the case and thanked Southaven and Hernando police officials for their assistance in investigating and capturing the suspects in the case. Three arrests were made in connection to the fatal shooting at The Luxe of Southaven complex on Friday, May 26. Each of the three have been charged with Conspiracy, Attempted Murder, and Capital Murder.

Morris called the shooting a “terrible tragedy.”

“It is important for the citizens of DeSoto County to know that we do not make the decision to charge Capital Murder lightly,” Morris said. “However, if you pick up a gun and decide to commit crimes in this county, you will be prosecuted as an adult and face the consequences as an adult.  My office intends to prosecute these cases vigorously on behalf of the victims of this tragic crime.” 

The three suspects still have yet to be identified. WREG-TV has reported the fatal victim as Keon Kirk Jr.

June 2 UPDATE:

Three arrests have been made in connection with the fatal shooting in The Luxe of Southaven apartment complex on Friday, May 26.

Southaven police, in a news release Friday, June 2, acknowledged that three people have been arrested and charged with capital murder, conspiracy to commit capital murder, and attempted murder.

Police are not releasing identities or additional information, but credited assistance from information provided by the public in making the arrests, and assistance from the Hernando Police Department and its SWAT team is apprehending one of the suspects and recovering evidence.

We will update this item again when more information is made available by the police department.


Southaven police are looking for a suspect or suspects in a fatal late night shooting at an apartment complex Friday night.  

Police say officers arrived at The Luxe of Southaven complex, 5905 Airways Blvd., shortly after 10:30 p.m. 

Arriving in the 100 block of the complex they found a victim dead. CPR was administered until EMS arrived and confirmed the victim had no vitals. 

Another victim, who had been shot three times, ran away from the initial scene and was found in the 200 block of the complex. Police say the second victim was shot under the arm in the upper chest area. 

That person was rushed to Regional One Health in Memphis and is reported to be in critical but stable condition.  Police are now looking for the suspect or suspects.

It’s the second shooting incident in the complex in over a month. In April, a victim was shot trying to recover a stolen vehicle in the same complex. The person shot lived in a nearby subdivision and came to the complex to recover it. That person was met by four suspects, a confrontation took place and the car owner was shot.

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