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MBI arrests suspect in connection with Yazoo County interstate shooting

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Markea C. Simmons (photo courtesy MBI)

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrested a Goodman, Mississippi man in connection with a shooting that occurred on Interstate 55 Friday afternoon.

Friday at approximately 1 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol and MBI responded to a shooting incident on I-55 in Yazoo County.

Preliminary information revealed a subject traveling northbound in a blue Chevrolet Tahoe fired gunshots into the cab of a semi-truck also traveling northbound on I-55. The driver of the semi was not injured and pulled onto the shoulder of the highway The Tahoe continued north on Interstate 55.

Saturday, agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrested Markea C. Simmons, 25, after developing information regarding the case. Simmons was transported to the Yazoo County Correctional Facility where he was charged with attempted murder and drive-by shooting. He currently awaits his initial court appearance.

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