Suspect in custody following deadly Olive Branch shooting

Timothy Malik Newsom
Timothy Malik Newsom(Olive Branch Police Department)
Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 6:32 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2022 at 1:37 PM CST
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OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (WMC) - Olive Branch police have arrested a man accused of shooting three people inside a home in the Asbury Place neighborhood, one of those shootings being fatal.

25-year-old Timothy Newsom is who OBPD named as the lone suspect Friday afternoon.

Newsom is facing charges for one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

The incident began when OBPD received a call for shots fired at 9:51 p.m. Thursday night.

At the house on 6167 Asbury Place, which is Newsom’s place of residence, officers found Travel Newsom, 26; Travonni Newsom, 29; and Miranda Davidson, 28, all suffering from gunshot wounds.

Travel Newsom was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other two were taken to a Mid-South hospital where they are currently recovering.

Police say that on Friday evening at approximately 5:20 p.m., officers made contact with Newsom in the area of Coleman Road and Davidson Road.

Police say Newsom was hiding in a wooded area.

A perimeter was established, and after a brief search, he was found and taken into custody.

“I was really shocked because this is a nice neighborhood, and I didn’t know or hear anything,” said Theresa Brown, who lives a few houses down.

Olive Branch police posted to social media about the shooting within two hours of the incident, but neighbors we spoke with were concerned about how little information was given to the public.

Much of the information about what happened, including the suspect information, wasn’t known until around 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, nearly 16 hours after the shooting took place.

Neighbors we spoke with up and down Asbury Place, before receiving the new information from OBPD, said they were concerned about a murder suspect on the loose for something that happened in their neighborhood.

Turns out, they were right to be concerned.

“You’d think that they would inform us and let us know what’s going on in our neighborhood,” Brown said. “I walk around here every day to get my exercise in, so I want to make sure it’s still safe for me to do my walking.”

Newsom’s bond has been set to $2 million.

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