Prior incident between suspects leads to shootout at Edwards Dollar General

Mayor Wallace posted on Facebook saying, "We will NOT tolerate that foolishness in Edwards, Mississippi”

Prior incident between suspects leads to shootout at Edwards Dollar General
Edwards Dollar General; Source: Google maps

EDWARDS, Miss. (WLBT) - Several people were taken into custody after a shoot out at the Edwards Dollar General around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

According to Edwards Police Chief Terence Crump, all of the individuals were released once it was determined that they were not involved in the shooting. Two people were arrested.

Chief Crump said the shooting started from an earlier incident between 33-year-old Terrance Carter of Edwards and 19-year-old Markel Daniels of Jackson.

Carter, a suspect in the shooting, was shot in the arm and grazed on the head by a bullet.

He was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment and released.

While at UMMC, he was found in possession of cocaine and was also charged by campus police.

Carter has since been arrested and his charges include aggravated assault, three counts of malicious mischief and discharging a weapon in the city limits.

He was transported Carter to the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond, but because of his injuries the detention center wouldn’t accept him and Edwards police had to release him. Chief Crump said a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

19-year-old Markel Daniels of Jackson, the second suspect, was also arrested and charged with aggravated assault, three counts of malicious mischief and discharging a weapon in the city limits.

Daniels had his initial court appearance Tuesday to determine bond.

Chief Crump said his plea hearing will be held on July 17.

Edwards Mayor Marcus Wallace applauded the police department saying, “Great work Chief Crump and the entire department. Citizens, you can rest peacefully tonite knowing that these individuals are now off the streets. We will NOT tolerate that foolishness in Edwards, Mississippi.”

Off-duty officers also responded to assist during the incident.

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