Arrest made in shooting on Myrtle
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:00 AM
A Philadelphia man was charged Tuesday morning in connection with a shooting a day earlier at a residence on east Myrtle Street.
This was the second shooting to occur at the Myrtle Street residence in less than a month.
Sutanga Cypress, 31, of 461 Myrtle St., was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the Monday afternoon shooting, Police Chief Bill Cox said.
Cypress is charged with shooting Clara Triplett in her left thigh at the east Myrtle home he shared with friend Red McCarty, Cox said.
A single 7.62-caliber casing from an AK-47 rifle was found at the scene, Cox said.
After the shooting, Cypress left the scene and remained on the run until his arrest shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Two subjects were also detained at the scene for questioning.
Triplett was taken to Neshoba County General Hospital and later airlifted to the University Medical Center in Jackson where she is listed in stable condition.
"The cause of the shooting is still under investigation," Cox said.
The earlier shooting at the Myrtle Street residence occurred on June 16.
Randy Moncrief, 32, of 723 Fox Ave., was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of David McCarty and Mason Lewis outside the residence early that morning.
Both were shot while walking to McCarty's home on Myrtle Street at about 2:30 a.m.
Lewis was struck in his right leg and treated and later released from Neshoba County General Hospital.
McCarty was struck in his left ankle and was taken to a Meridian hospital.
The shots were fired from the side of a house, the authorities said.