Starkville Police Department is currently investigating a shooting near the intersection of Sherman Street and Hilliard Street. 

UPDATE AT 4:07 P.M. APRIL 5: SPD responded to the call yesterday at 5:17 p.m. with one possible victim. Upon their arrival, the victim, 17-year-old Clifton Hester Files, was pronounced dead.

The suspects fled the scene after firing shots, but SPD believes the suspects and victim knew each other. They are currently investigating the shooting. 

We will post more as information becomes available.

UPDATE AT 9:52 P.M. APRIL 6: The suspect in the Sherman Street and Hilliard Street shooting has been apprehended. 15-year-old Tyrese Macon was arrested by SPD for the April 4 murder of 17-year-old Clifton Hester Files.

Find the official press release from SPD in Wednesday's Starkville Daily News.

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