Local man stable after shooting

Published 3:53 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Brookhaven man is in stable condition after being shot twice in each leg and once in the hand Monday afternoon.

Cal Patrick Hoeniges, 19, was transported by ambulance to the University of Mississippi Medical Center Monday after being shot three times near the A-1 Stop convenience store on 313 Industrial Park Road.

The Brookhaven Police Department received the call at 5:41 p.m. Monday. The BPD has a suspect in mind, and officers are attempting to get him to turn himself in with cooperation from the suspect’s family members, said Police Chief Bobby Bell.

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Tuesday, Hoeniges spoke about the incident by phone from the hospital. “I cashed a check. Before I could put the money away, a man ran up and took it out of my hands.”

Hoeniges says he pursued the man, who he said then shot at him. A total of five shots were fired, Hoeniges said. He said two of the bullets passed through each of his thighs and another bullet passed through his hand.

After being treated for his leg wounds Monday, Hoeniges will now undergo surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage to his hand, he said.

According to Hoeniges, the suspect stole close to $300.

“I’m lucky to be alive. That’s what everyone is telling me,” he said.