The Greenwood Police Department has arrested a man believed to be responsible for last month’s Baptist Town shooting that resulted in four men being hospitalized.

Police officers arrested Chris Davis, 39, 692 Cherokee Road, Thursday after Davis came to the Police Department for questioning, Chief Ray Moore said.

Chris Davis


Davis was charged with four counts of attempted murder. Bond has been set at $300,000. As of Friday afternoon, Davis was in the Leflore County Jail.

On Aug. 12, around 5:30 p.m., police officers responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Young Street, Moore said.

Four male Greenwood residents, ranging in age from 25 to 42, had been shot, Moore said. He declined to provide their names.

The men were shot with a rifle, Moore said, but he did not say what kind. Following the shooting, eyewitnesses at the scene of the crime described a dark-colored vehicle leaving the area.

The four victims were taken to Greenwood Leflore Hospital in private vehicles. One man was later airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Another was taken to UMMC by an ambulance, Moore said. Only one of the four men shot was still hospitalized Friday, Moore said.

The reason for the shooting is unclear, Moore said.

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