- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a north Mississippi tire plant (all times local):

1 p.m.

A man has been charged with shooting and wounding a co-worker at a tire plant in Tupelo.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2epDCgS ) that 27-year-old Tyson O’Neal Stewart of Aberdeen is charged with aggravated assault.

The victim of the Wednesday night shooting was in stable condition Thursday at North Mississippi Medical Center. The person’s name was not immediately released.

Tupelo police say Stewart and the victim worked together and were in an ongoing dispute.

The Ohio-based Cooper Tire says in a statement that the shooting took place at its plant in Tupelo. The company says both Stewart and the victim are employees of another firm working on contract at the plant.

It was not immediately clear whether Stewart is represented by an attorney.


5:51 a.m.

Authorities are trying to determine what led to a shooting at a tire plant in Tupelo.

Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (https://bit.ly/2e9a1tp) that the incident happened Wednesday night at the Cooper Tire manufacturing plant.

Officials say one employee was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Another man, who police say is a person of interest, was taken into custody for questioning. It’s unknown if he is the shooter.

Aguirre says responding officers found the victim shot multiple times. No weapon had been recovered as of late Wednesday night.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com



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