BELDEN – A Belden man was in the Tupelo City Jail Thursday on an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly shot his brother during a Wednesday night dispute.
Edward Hurd Jr., 41, was charged with aggravated assault. A bond had not been set for him Thursday afternoon.
He is accused of shooting his brother, Terry Hurd, 32, in the right hip and left arm. Hurd was treated and released from the North Mississippi Medical Center for his gunshot wounds, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The incident occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday at Terry Hurd’s home on Walsh Road. The incident is believed to have started with an argument about a pair of pants.
Terry Hurd stated in a police report that Edward Hurd came up to him and said that the pair of pants Terry Hurd was wearing belonged to him.
The pants were a birthday gift that Terry Hurd had received earlier.
According to the police report, Edward Hurd left, then returned and called his brother over to him. When Terry Hurd went to Edward Hurd, the police report stated that the older brother pointed a .25-caliber handgun at his younger brother and started “clicking it.”
According to the report, Terry Hurd was shot twice.
An investigation is continuing into the shooting.
Cynthia M. Jeffries