Ole Miss student shot in head at off-campus apartments

Published 11:27 pm Friday, August 25, 2017

OXFORD (AP) — A University of Mississippi student is in critical condition but is stable after being shot in the head at an apartment complex near campus.

Police say 23-year-old Alisha Smith was wounded after fighting with her 28-year-old boyfriend, D’Marius Madkins, early Thursday.

WMC-TV reports Madkins is accused of shooting her and Oxford police say he is being held on a charge of domestic violence-aggravated assault. Oxford Police spokesman Chris Case says Madkins admitted having the gun and pulling the trigger. It was unknown if he’s represented by an attorney.

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Smith was flown to Memphis’ Regional Medical Center, where she is in the intensive care unit.