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Goodman man charged with attempted murder after I-55 shooting

Markea Simmons (Image courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety)

A man from Goodman is behind bars in connection with a shooting on Interstate 55.

On Friday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation responded to a shooting incident that occurred on Interstate 55 in Yazoo County.

Preliminary information revealed a subject traveling northbound in a blue Chevrolet Tahoe fired gunshots into the cab of a semi-truck also traveling northbound on Interstate 55. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured and proceeded to the shoulder. The Chevrolet Tahoe continued north.

On Saturday, agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrested 25-year-old Markea C. Simmons after developing information regarding the case.

Simmons was transported to the Yazoo County Correctional Facility where he was charged with Attempted Murder and Drive-by Shooting. He currently awaits his initial appearance.

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