MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Oxford, Mississippi, Police said a man has been arrested and will be charged after one person was shot in a parking lot by a shopping center.
Investigators said they were called to the 300 block of Dede driver near University Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. They found one person shot in the leg in the rear parking lot. Police said the victim has non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said no shots were fired inside the businesses in the area.
Police said two people were taken in for questioning as 'persons of interest', then one of those two "developed into an official suspect."
They arrested and charged Michael Burt, 69, of Oxford. He was charged with Felony Aggravated Assault and was issued a $75,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.
Police said this was NOT an active shooter situation.
"We thank the public for their patience and understanding during this event and giving us time to put accurate information out. We want to reemphasize that this shooting did not take place inside any of the businesses in the nearby shopping center," said police in a news release.
Police originally reported the shooting happening at a dog daycare, but then clarified it happened in a parking lot by the shopping area.