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Arrest made in shooting investigation

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Updated: 9/09/2013 3:49 pm
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- A man arrested in connection with a weekend shooting in West Point is now out on bond.

According to West Point police, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Washington Street just after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8.

When they arrived, officers say they found a man who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. 

Investigators say the man told them an acquaintance came to his home and initiated a disturbance.

The victim, whose name is not being released, told police that during the dispute a gun was displayed and a shot was fired, striking him.

The man also gave police a description of the man and the vehicle he was driving when he fled the scene.

A short time later 26-year-old Dermarius Brown, of West Point, turned him in to authorities without incident. 

 Brown is charged with one count of aggravated assault and has been released on a $25,000 bond.

This case is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers or the West Point Police Department at (662) 494-1244.
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