Meridian Star

November 22, 2013

MVSU student accused of shooting teen

The Associated Press
Associated Press

ITTA BENA, Miss. — Itta Bena Acting Police Chief Ted Washington says a Mississippi Valley State University student has been arrested in the shooting of a Leflore County High School student Tuesday night during a parking lot brawl after a basketball game.

Washington tells the Greenwood Commonwealth ( ) that 19-year-old Tyler Course of Greenwood is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon on school property. Course is being held without bond pending an initial court appearance.

Washington says the brawl broke out as people were heading home after the Greenwood-Leflore County basketball game.

Washington says a 17-year-old was shot. He says the teenager is expected to recover.

Washington says an investigation is continuing.

It was unclear whether Washington has an attorney.