Published on April 20th, 2018 | by Newt Rayburn


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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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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