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Man Charged With Three Felonies in Shooting; Victim May Have Broken Suspect’s Window


By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

Corinth Police have released the name of a man arrested in connection with a Wednesday shooting that injured a Corinth man.

Jason Miller, 31, of East Sixth Street, Corinth, is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a stolen firearm, said Corinth Police Detective Capt. Dell Green.

Miller is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting Corey McGaha, 41, of Corinth, once in the abdomen.

The firearm charges against Miller stem from a search of his residence in which a handgun reported stolen out of McNairy County, Tenn., was located, Green added.

It was allegedly unlawful for Miller to possess a firearm since he is a convicted felon out of Louisiana on a drug charge, Green said.

The motive for the shooting is presumably related to McGaha allegedly breaking a window of Miller’s residence prior to the shooting. Miller presumably shot McGaha in retaliation for breaking out the window, Green noted. It was not clear why McGaha allegedly broke the window.

Miller allegedly shot McGaha about two blocks away from Miller’s residence.

It is also unclear how much time passed between the time the window was broken and when the shooting occurred. It appears McGaha may have thrown an object at the window and then left the scene on foot only to be shot by Miller sometime later.

Corinth Police responded to the shooting at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday around the 1600 block of East Sixth Street.

McGaha was transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth and then flown to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo where he was still listed in critical condition Friday.

Miller was taken into custody during a traffic stop Thursday morning.

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