More arrests expected in shooting; victim treated and released for wounded elbow

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, October 19, 2016

One man was hit in the elbow during a shooting on East Cherokee Street, and another man and a teenager were arrested on charges of aggravated assault in consection with the crime, authorities said.

Brookhaven police are investigating the shooting, which happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday, Chief Bobby Bell said.

Benjamin Robinson

Benjamin Robinson

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

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More arrests are possible, he said.

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

Police responded to a call 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.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424 or CrimeStoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.