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Arrest Made in Shooting Incident on Highway 6 in Tupelo

July 1, 2024

TUPELO – Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting incident on Highway 6 that occurred on June 25, 2024. Tupelo Police responded to reports of gunfire directed at a motor vehicle near the South Thomas Street exit. Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle with damage to its front driver’s side tire.

According to the victim, who was traveling westbound on Highway 6, a white Dodge Challenger attempted to pass him in the left lane. During the passing maneuver, a passenger in the Dodge Challenger leaned out of the window and fired two shots at the victim’s vehicle, striking the tire.

Following a thorough investigation, Zarrat T. Sims, aged 31 and a resident of Tupelo, was arrested on July 1, 2024. He has been charged with one count of Shooting into a Motor Vehicle. This arrest marks the second in connection with the incident.

Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Pinkard set Sims’ bond at $50,000 during a hearing on July 1, 2024. The charges against Sims will be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury for further proceedings.

The Tupelo Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident on Highway 6.

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