TATE COUNTY, Miss. — Approximately 24 people were arrested following an interstate shooting in Mississippi Thursday afternoon, police said.
The arrests include Memphis-based rapper Big Boogie.
Tate County 911 received a report of a shooting on Interstate 55 near Coldwater just before 1 p.m. The caller pulled off the interstate at the Main Street Senatobia exit and waited for officers at Huddle House, according to the release.
Senatobia officers said at least one gunshot victim was inside the vehicle. Others in the car told police the shots were fired from multiple vehicles that continued southbound on the Interstate, police said.
Senatobia officers found the caravan and requested support from surrounding law enforcement agencies. Responding agencies included Senatobia Police Department, Tate County Sheriff’s Office, Batesville Police Department, Panola County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, and others.
The caravan exited at Batesville onto Hwy 6 where law enforcement officers coordinated a takedown, police said.
According to Senatobia PD’s Assistant Chief of Police, four vehicles were impounded from the scene, and a preliminary count indicates that *approximately* 21 suspects were taken to Panola County Jail or elsewhere.
Back in Senatobia, a firearm was recovered, along with a felony amount of narcotics and sums of cash from the shooting victim’s car at Huddle House. At least one of the occupants was a convicted felon, police said.
Three additional arrests were made, making an approximate total of 24 arrests, officials said.
Memphis-based rapper Big Boogie was among those arrested. This is not the first shooting the rapper has been linked to. Big Boogie was performing when shots were fired at a Mississippi rap concert in July 2020.
19-year-old Jasmine Bradshaw of Memphis and 37-year-old Elvie Wilbourn were killed. Three other people were shot, and three others wound up in the hospital after they were injured by people running from the scene.
According to the Panola County Sheriff’s Office, the group of suspect vehicles was following “Big Boogie”. They were headed to Biloxi for a performance scheduled for Thursday night. FOX13 is working on trying to find out more information about the performance scheduled.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics are leading the investigation into Thursday’s incident.
Officers stressed that the investigation is continuing to develop and these details are subject to clarification upon gaining additional information.