Man Accused Of Shooting Girlfriend During Domestic Dispute In Horn Lake Has Been Arrested

HORN LAKE, MS (localmemphis.com) - Horn Lake Police say Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers have arrested the man accused of shooting his girlfriend Sunday afternoon. It happened about 1:40 p.m. at the Tulane Park Apartments.

Investigators say witnesses saw Derek Duane Stokes shoot his girlfriend. She went by private vehicle to Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto, where she is stable, but remains in critical condition.

Police say Stokes and the woman were dating, and he currently has an active warrant for aggravated domestic assault, with a bond of $250,000.

Local 24 is told that Stokes was caught during a traffic stop in Marshall County. He was in an 18 wheeler at the time. Horn Lake officers picked Stokes up and returned him to the jail there.


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