Eupora man arrested for shooting at The Block

By: 
RYAN PHILLIPS
SDN EDITOR

Police say a Eupora man has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting last week at a Starkville apartment complex that injured one person.

On Wednesday night, the Starkville Police Department said 19-year-old Carson Clement had been arrested on a felony warrant stemming from a Thursday, Aug. 16 shooting at The Block Townhomes in the 600 block of South Montgomery Street.

Clement was transported to the Oktibbeha County Jail from Muscle Shoals, Alabama and his bond was set at $250,000.

SPD Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady said Clement will have an initial appearance in Municipal Court on Thursday unless he bonds out.

Earlier in the week, SPD also confirmed the victim was airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson with gunshot wounds and is currently in stable condition.

The victim has still not been identified and it is unclear at this time what events led to the shooting.

The night of the shooting, a heavy police presence made up of investigators from the Starkville Police Department and Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department were on scene at The Block Townhomes after officers responded to a report of a shooting around 10:20 p.m.

At the scene, the east end of the complex off of South Montgomery Street was cordoned off and investigators could be seen bringing out evidence from inside a single apartment unit. Additionally, several cars were also roped off and included in the investigation.

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