Talk about taking social media too seriously.
Two Gulfport residents have been arrested after a Wiggins home was the target of a drive-by shooting early last Friday morning.
Investigators believe the shooting was the result of an argument on social media.
“The granddaughter of a Wiggins man and a young man from Gulfport had a disagreement over a social media post and the young man and two others rode up here and allegedly opened fire on the house,” said Wiggins Police Department Chief Matt Barnett. “Great reaction time and intelligent police work allowed us to apprehend the suspects quickly.”
Officers were working another call shortly after midnight when they heard gunfire and proceeded to where they believed the sound to be coming from.
While en route, they received an actual dispatch to Stevon Moore Street in response to a call about gunfire.
“Our officers arrived and met with witnesses who described an older model, black Monte Carlo,” Barnett said.
Once that information was broadcast, Stone County Sheriff’s Department deputies spotted the vehicle on Hwy. 49, pulled it over and held the three occupants until WPD officers could get there.
Brushawn Alice Presley, a 29-year-old Gulfport resident and her step-nephew, Emori Keshawn Scott, were arrested and charged with drive by shooting.
Scott was also charged with disorderly conduct.
The third occupant of the vehicle, a minor and the step-daughter of Presley, was released to the custody of her father
Investigators recovered 14 shell casings from the scene of the shooting.
“At least four of those rounds entered the residence and the rest were stopped by a brick wall, a set of burglar bars and a vehicle,” Barnett said. “All over a disagreement on social media.”
Police recovered a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic handgun believed to have been used in the shooting as well as an AR-15 platform semi-automatic rifle from the suspects’ vehicle.
Barnett credited the SCSD deputies for being alert and on top of their game and assisting in the quick apprehension of the suspects.
Presley and Scott each posted bond in the amount of $50,000.