SHERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) -- Lee County deputies have taken a person into custody following an afternoon shooting.
Deputies responded to reports of a shooting on County Road 141 near Sherman. The victim was found shot in the back of the head and back.
Sheriff Jim Johnson said the victim and the suspect got into an altercation. The suspect reportedly left the scene and broke into a nearby home then stole a 12-gauge shotgun.
Investigators said the suspect returned to the scene of the altercation and fired at the victim. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Johnson said the victim is lucky to be alive and officials are investigation the shooting.