18-year-old charged in shooting: One injured in incident

Published 10:15 am Thursday, September 17, 2015

An 18-year-old Brookhaven man is in jail and another is in the hospital following a Wednesday night shooting that police think might be drug-related.

Odarius Black, 12-25-96, of 523 Turner St., has been charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery after he shot and wounded Jeffrey Paxton, 12-28-79, of 2792 James Drive.odarius black 0917

Police Chief Bobby Bell said the station received a call at 9:49 p.m. from King’s Daughters Medical Center that someone came in who had been shot. Paxton is still at King’s Daughters Medical Center but will be OK, Bell said Thursday morning.

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When officers spoke with Paxton he said he was attacked on Fulton Street, and then named Black as the shooter. Paxton said Black pulled a gun on him and discharged it, barely missing his head and hitting him in the right shoulder.

Officers coaxed Black out of his home about an hour and a half later, Bell said, and he surrendered.

Bell said the department thinks the incident was drug-related.

“We’re still looking into, investigating the whole situation,” Bell said. “[But] we’re sure we have the perpetrator in custody.”

Bell said Black has been has been in the youth court system before.