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Drive by shooting arrest made in Tupelo, suspect given $50,000 bond

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.