Memphis man arrested for firing gun at Oxford’s Lyric theater

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OXFORD, Miss. — Police in north Mississippi say a Tennessee man has been arrested for firing a gun outside a theater on April 27, setting off a panic.

Oxford Police say 22-year-old Desmond Bowen of Memphis was arrested Tuesday by his probation officer.

Police are charging him with aggravated assault and being a felon in possession of a gun.

Bowen is currently jailed in Memphis pending extradition. Oxford police say bail will be set once he arrives in Mississippi.

The man is accused of firing a gun during a fight outside the Lyric theater during a concert. The downtown was crowded because of the city’s Double Decker festival.

Police say community tips aided a wide-ranging investigation that led to Bowen’s arrest.

Popular

Latest News

More News