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Tunica police issue warning for possible active shooter

UPDATE: Suspect Tyrone Scott is in custody of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott was apprehended at 11:13 a.m. in the area of MS Highway 3 and Bob Crenshaw Road.

TCSO was assisted by Mississippi Highway Patrol in the apprehending of Tyrone Scott.

Scott is being charged with Domestic Violence – Simple Assault in reference to the incident that occurred on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Scott will be facing charges of Making of Terroristic Threats in reference to the incident that occurred today, Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

Moving forward, Tunica County Sheriff’s Office will be working in concert with Veterans Affairs Counselors to seek information available to the services offered that may be provided to Tyrone Scott.

Possible Active Shooter Alert Issued for Tunica County

In a high-stakes situation, an alert has been issued regarding a potential active shooter threat involving a 2009 black Chevrolet Tahoe with Tunica County Tag (MS TNA 6986). The vehicle is reportedly driven by 52-year-old Tyrone Scott of Tunica County, a black male. Scott was involved in a domestic disturbance on January 2, 2024, during which he allegedly cut his girlfriend with a knife on the hand before leaving the scene.

“Do not approach this vehicle if you’re non-Law Enforcement. We ask the public to take EXTREME CAUTION,” TCSO stressed in the press release.

Authorities have received alarming calls from Scott to both the V.A. Crisis Line and the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) via 911, where he made explicit threats of committing an active shooting. It is crucial to note that Tyrone Scott is a military veteran, raising concerns about the potential danger he may pose.

Law enforcement urges the public to be on high alert and to avoid approaching the vehicle if spotted. Instead, individuals are advised to contact the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office at 662-363-1411 or dial 911 at their specific location. Given the potential threat, extreme caution is advised for the safety of all involved.

This urgent communication has been disseminated to all area law enforcement agencies, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, news media outlets, and the general public. Cooperation and vigilance from the community are essential in ensuring a swift and safe resolution to this critical situation.

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