A tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of a man wanted for multiple counts of attempted murder in connection to a shooting at a Yazoo City apartment complex.
Ketterious Grove was charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle.
Captain William Nevels, with the Yazoo City Police Department, said Grove was the second suspect involved in a Feb. 22 shooting at Yazoo Estates on Locust Street.
Detremon Hunter turned himself in to authorities in connection with the shooting earlier this month.
An anonymous tip from a concerned citizen to Crimestoppers led to the whereabouts of Grove, who authorities found at a home on Perry Street.
“Officers had the house surrounded, and Grove surrendered himself,” Nevels said. “This arrest shows the need and appreciation of the public’s assistance and tips. Thanks to the information from a concerned citizen, he was arrested. We would have eventually found him, but tips led to a quicker arrest.”
The shooting last month involved four victims, two of which were struck by gunfire. The victims were inside a vehicle when another vehicle accompanied by the alleged shooters drove up and began “unloading a tremendous amount of gunfire.”
Two victims were shot and received medical attention. Hunter turned himself in to local authorities after investigators released his name to the public.
“Cooperation from the public makes our jobs easier and their lives safer,” Nevels added.
In other police news, officers received several calls that there were shots fired over the weekend.
Investigators responded to those areas and reported that there were no injuries as those investigations continue.
“We take the tips we receive very seriously,” Nevels said. “We respond immediately. We do have a pandemic going on now, but we are not putting any tips we receive on the back burner. This is what we do. The information given to us is important, and we are taking every tip with consideration.”
Police Chief Ron Sampson said Grove may face additional charges as he is suspected of being involved with other incidents.
“This was an individual we needed to get off the streets, and we appreciate the public’s help in making that happen,” Sampson said. “This is a difficult time for our officers, and they appreciate the support.”