Man shot outside Adams Street home Friday
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:00 AM
An Adams Street resident was shot one time in the arm as he was about to enter his residence Friday night, the authorities said.
Robert Yarbrough, 37, of 256 Adams St., was struck once in the right bicep by an unknown caliber gun, Police Investigator Fredesz Moore said.
The incident occurred at 10 p.m. as Yarbrough was about to enter his home.
"He had gotten out of his vehicle and was trying to open the door of his house when several shots were fired and he was struck once," Moore said.
Yarbrough was carried to Neshoba County General Hospital and later to a Meridian area hospital, Moore said, noting that authorities believe it wasn't a random shot.
"The current theory is that Yarbrough was a target. We are looking for a suspect but it is still an open investigation," Moore said.
This is the sixth shooting incident to occur in the city over the course of the summer.
On Aug. 7, Joshua Henley, 23, of 10792 Road 410, was charged with aggravated assault in a Columbus Avenue shooting which occurred near the Woodland Hills Drive intersection, police said.
Dennis Miller, 36, of Philadelphia, was airlifted to the University Medical Center in Jackson after being shot four times, twice in the chest and once in the arm and leg, in the incident at about 9:40 p.m. outside of a residence that formerly was an animal clinic and later a daycare center.
Sutanga Cypress, 31, of 461 Myrtle St., was charged with aggravated assault in connection with a July 8 shooting of Clara Triplett 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.
A June 30 shooting outside a popular nightspot on Atkins Street in northwest Philadelphia drew outrage from members of a neighboring church over what they say is an ongoing problem with violence and alcohol consumption.
Elijah Foster, 19, of 1510 Garland Ave., Detroit, Mich., was charged with two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting.
Ken Thomas, 21, of 250 Adams St., was charged with simple assault and possession of a stolen firearm.
The shooting occurred about 3 a.m. outside of the nightspot known as Curlee's.
Marquai Finley, 23, and Jonathan Leach, 23, both of Philadelphia, were talking to a friend outside of Curlee's when a shooter walked up and fired, striking both men in the stomach, the authorities said.
Another shooting occurred on east Myrtle Street 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.