Man arrested in connection to Southaven Waffle House shooting

Argument inside Southaven Waffle House leads to shooting

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (WMC) - A man is now in custody after a shooting occurred at a Southaven Waffle House.

Police said the argument happened inside the restaurant on Hamilton Road near Stateline Road around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

The victim was shot while trying to leave the store after turning onto Hamilton. She was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police arrested 23-year-old Jimtarius Hampton of Memphis who they identified as the shooter. He was booked on an aggravated assault charge and transported to the DeSoto County Jail.

Bond will be set by the judge at a later time.

Police initially identified the victim as a man but have since clarified that she is a transgender woman.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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