Crime

Published on September 5th, 2019 | by TLV News

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Gunfight in Oxford, Mississippi Leads to One Arrest, One Suspect At Large

On Monday, September 2, 2019, at approximately 7:00 pm, officers with the Oxford Police Department responded to the area of Cedarcrest Drive for a shots fired called.

Officers arrived on scene and learned that two individuals were shooting at each other after an altercation. One of the suspects, Christopher Mathis (40 of Oxford, Mississippi), was detained by patrol on  the scene.

Investigators found that some of the bullets entered occupied homes in the surrounding area. No injuries were reported.

Mathis was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he was booked for shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of a weapon by a felon. Mathis was given a bond of $200,000 by a Justice Court Judge.

The other shooting suspect, Christopher Butler (29 of Oxford, Mississippi), is still at large. He is currently out on felony bond for drive by shooting and possession of a weapon by a felon.

If you have any information about his whereabouts please call the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400 or CrimeStoppers at 662-234-8477.

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