Man charged with murder for shooting deaths at Mississippi rap concert

Published 10:10 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A fugitive task force in Tennessee has arrested a man in the fatal shooting of two people at a rap concert in north Mississippi, authorities said Tuesday.

Sheldon Gibbs was arrested Monday night at a Memphis home by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, marshals spokesman Seth Bruce said in a news release.

Gibbs, 20, had been wanted on first-degree murder warrants in connection with the shooting deaths of a man and a woman at a rap concert in Como, Mississippi, on July 12, Panola County District Attorney John Champion said Tuesday.

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Gibbs also has been charged with aggravated assault after four people were wounded in the shooting at the concert performed by Big Boogie, a Memphis-based rapper.

Along with Gibbs, four other people were arrested at the Memphis home on gun-related charges, Bruce said.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office online records do not show if Gibbs has a lawyer. He is awaiting extradition to Mississippi, Champion said.

“This should serve as a reminder that you can’t commit a crime in Mississippi and think you can run and hide in Memphis,” U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller said in a statement.