The Covington Police Department has reported a suspect turned herself in after a shooting in Covington Sunday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched to the call at the 1200 block of South College Street at 2:20 p.m. and rendered life-saving first aid to the victim upon arrival. The victim was transported to the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis where they remain in stable condition, said police chief Donna Turner.

Neither the victim nor the suspect was identified by the police.


Detectives determined the shooting took place at the South College Street home and said the victim left the scene in a semi truck down South College to James Street. A handgun was recovered from one of the two scenes, Turner said.

The suspect had left the scene in a blue Jeep. Covington police worked with other agencies in Tipton and Shelby counties to locate the suspect. Sunday night she turned herself in to Covington detectives.

“Quick action by officers in administering a tourniquet at the scene was deemed to aid in saving his life,” said Turner. “The investigation is ongoing and will continue throughout the night. Initial indications are that a domestic argument ended in shots being fired.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD’s Criminal Investigations Division or Central Dispatch at 901-475-4300.

Correction: The original version of this story misgendered the suspect. We apologize for this error.

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