RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Rankin County deputies are investigating after two men were shot Monday night.
Rankin County Sheriff Brian Bailey said the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. near Barker Road in the Pelahatchie area.
According to Bailey, three men were involved in the incident, and the shooting stemmed from a dispute.
Two men were injured in the shooting, and one of them was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. There’s no word on the victims’ conditions.
Investigators determined the suspect, 20-year-old Tristan McNair, fled the scene in a Chevrolet pickup truck. They were able to contact McNair on the phone and determined his location.
Deputies were able to arrest McNair with the assistance of Capitol police and Richland police. He was taken to the Rankin County Jail and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.