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This Waffle House at 8939 Hamilton Road near Main Street in Southaven, was the scene of an early morning shooting Friday, May 10. One person was hurt and police have arrested a suspect in connection with the incident. 

Southaven Police reported Friday afternoon a man has been arrested and is accused with an early morning shooting at a restaurant, a shooting that took place as a result of an argument between alleged shooter and the victim. 

Officers were sent to the Waffle House location at 8939 Hamilton Road near Main Street and just off I-55 about 3 a.m. Friday morning. The call was in regards to someone being shot in the leg, a victim who was sent to Regional One Health in Memphis for treatment.

Reports Friday morning indicated the argument started inside the restaurant and carried on as the two went outside.

As the victim left the restaurant, he was shot in the leg as he was leaving on Hamilton.

The victim has not been identified by authorities.

Detectives spent the day Friday working on the case and determined the suspect to be a Memphis man, Jimtarius Hampton, age 23.

Hampton has been charged with aggravated assault, manifest extreme indifference to life and was booked into the DeSoto County Adult Detention Center, where he was being held late Friday afternoon without bond.

A May 15 court date has been set for Hampton in the case.

Bob Bakken is Managing Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

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Isn't this suspect the same one that shot another person at Lane College in 2015?

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