Backfire, not gunfire? Man arrested near Camp Shelby says he didn't shoot - CBS News

Still, Alfred Baria Sr. remains in jail, charged not only with misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace but also felonies. Baria's son said he understood concerns about military safety, but said he felt officials were overreacting following repeated public statements about gunfire and a large police search. "I feel like they were just embarrassed," Alfred Baria Jr. told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday evening at the home he shares with his father in remote southern Perry County. WHLT's Candace Coleman, reporting from the scene of the arrest, tweeted that while the noises coming from Baria's truck sounded like gunfire, officers on the scene said it may have been the truck backfiring:. Wednesday's arrest eased some tension at one military installation that has tightened security after a gunman opened fire in July on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Camp Shelby closed one of its gates, and gate guards are now armed following an executive order from Mississippi Gov. The worries began Tuesday morning when soldiers performing traffic control for a training exercise involving 4,600 National Guard and Army troops heard what they thought were shots from a maroon pickup driving down a road on Camp Shelby's southern... "There were no confirmations of actual gunshots, so no weapons were actually visibly seen by individuals," said Camp Shelby commander Col. Source: