Published on April 20th, 2018 | by Oxford Police Department


Holly Springs Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana in Oxford, Mississippi

On April 19, 2018, Officers responded to the area of 725 Molly Barr Rd, Rockette’s One Stop Express, for a report of shots being fired.

The caller was able to give a description of the suspect, later identified as Xzaien Shipp (25) of Holly Springs. While responding to the call officers received information that Shipp shot several more times from his car while pursuing the victim as they were leaving the gas station.  A description of Shipp’s vehicle was also given and officers located it on Jackson Avenue near 5th Street.

Shipp was taken into custody on Jackson Avenue without incident. During the on scene investigation officers recovered the firearm used in the shooting and discovered that it was stolen. A felony amount of marijuana was also found.

Shipp was transported to LCDC and booked for Aggravated Assault, Drive by shooting, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana. Shipp was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court Judge and his bond was set at $500,000.00.

No one was injured during the shooting. The Local Voice Ligature


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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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