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‘Person of interest’ in shooting arrested on parole violation

A man sought by Brookhaven police as a “person of interest” in a shooting in the 600 block of South Second Street will be charged with aggravated assault, authorities said.

Mark McCoy

Mark McCoy

Mark Anthony McCoy Jr., 28, 627 Second St., was arrested Wednesday on a parole violation, according to arrest records from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.

McCoy was picked up by probation officers, Brookhaven police Capt. Clint Earls said.

McCoy will likely be charged with aggravated assault in the shooting that occurred Tuesday.

The victim was shot in the back of his left kneecap, Earls said.

The shooting, which occurred about 9:30 p.m., was possibly over a beer and cigarettes, Earls said.

The victim was treated by emergency personnel at the scene and refused to go to the hospital, Earls said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 601-833-5251 or CrimeStoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips to CrimeStoppers leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.