One man injured in shooting Monday night

Published 8:44 am Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Brookhaven police are investigating a shooting Monday night that sent one man to the hospital with an injured elbow.

One man and a teenager have been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting and more arrests are possible, Brookhaven Police Chief Bobby Bell said.

The victim was taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center where he was treated and released.

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Benjamin Robinson, 19, of 48 Katie Trail, Bogue Chitto, and a 17-year-old have been charged, Bell said.

Police responded to a call at 7:27 p.m. from 409 East Cherokee St. of shots fired. Officers talked with residents at that address who said “three guys had come to their house and started shooting,” Bell said.

The victim told police he was walking down East Cherokee, but not in front of the complainant’s home, and heard gun fire so he ran from the area. However, witnesses at 409 East Cherokee St. said he was in front of the home when he was shot, Bell said.

Witnesses at the address said there was “no firing back from their house,” he said.

Police believe Robinson shot at the house with people inside, and the teenager, who was staying at the home, fired back.