Thu. May 23rd, 2024

Three people were found dead after a bullet-riddled car hit a pole in Robinsonville, Mississippi, according to reports.

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department (TCSO) is now launching a homicide investigation.

TCSO received a call from a passerby that a vehicle had run off the road and was possibly on fire on Casino Center Drive.

Deputies arrived to the scene Friday night just before 9:30 p.m., where they noticed a vehicle has struck a pole.

The victims were identified as 25-year-old Tednequa Tenice Moore, 24-year-old Deshun Montarrio Isabell, and 23-year-old Steven Dewayne Burts.

Moore’s father, Teddy Moore, said the group was leaving a nearby sandwich shop and heading back to a casino hotel, but they never made it.

“I just don’t understand. If you had a suspect that you wanted to take care of, why would you kill everybody,” Moore asked while trying to come to grips with what happened to his first born.

“She was in the car, and they just opened fire on the car. They didn’t give a (expletive) who got hit, which they didn’t, because three people died.”

When deputies found the car, it was covered in bullet holes and had crashed into a pole. Moore said his daughter and the other victims were still inside.

Moore explained he got a warning 2-weeks prior to the shooting about a possible beef, allegedly involving his daughter’s boyfriend.

“Word on the street was, they were saying that him and them guys had been feuding for a while, and a few weeks ago, they shot up the place where he stayed at over there and I guess they eventually caught up with him.”

The heartbroken dad also shared the warning he sent to his daughter.

“Somebody told me my daughter need to get from around there because they trying to kill the boy, so I called my daughter and told her she need to stay from around him.”

He also said he believes they were being followed.

“Yea. I believe they was following them, yea. It ain’t no coincidence to be riding around with automatic guns and you just see the person you’re looking for.”

The victims have been taken to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy located in Jackson.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol Crime Scene Unit Investigator from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Highway Patrol Reconstruction Team are both assisting with the investigation.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were requested to assist in the investigation as evidence is developed surround the use of any firearms in the incident.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the case to call the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department at 662-363-1411 or Tunica County Crimestoppers at 662-910-0492.

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By Buffy Gunner

Independent Journalist + Business Owner | Lover of all things true crime. Mantra: Only YOU can be YOU. | Los Angeles Born | buffygunner@illicitdeeds.com

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