Published on June 8th, 2022 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford Man Arrested After Shooting on Dede Drive

On June 8, 2022, at approximately 10:44 am, the Oxford Police Department responded to the 300 block of Dede Drive for a person who had been shot in the leg. Officers quickly arrived and began medical treatment on the victim while others began searching for a suspect. During the canvas, two persons of interest were found and brought to the Criminal Investigations Division building for questioning.  

Through the rest of the investigation, one of the persons of interest, Michael Burt, 69, of Oxford, Mississippi became a suspect. A weapon was recovered at a nearby residence.

Burt has been arrested and taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center and has been charged with Felony Aggravated Assault and was issued a $75,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.

OPD thanks the public for their patience and understanding during this event and giving us time to put accurate information out. We want to reemphasize that this shooting did not take place inside any of the businesses in the nearby shopping center.

Michael Burt, 69, of Oxford, Mississippi.

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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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