Teenager in custody after Aberdeen shooting

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Updated: 4/28/2013 4:47 pm
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- An Aberdeen man has been injured after a Saturday morning shooting in the city, according to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

Spokesperson Warren Strain said the victim is 56-year-old David Puddister.

Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle said Puddister stepped out of his home on Mobile Street to let his dog out when he saw a young man in his shed.

Randle said Puddister was shot at least once in the face during the confrontation. The two men then struggled for the gun, discharging a few more bullets.

The 17-year-old suspect was captured several hours later by police.

He is in custody at the Lee County Juvenile Detention Center. Chief Randle doesn't want to release the young man's name because he's a juvenile.

Strain said an aggravated assault charge is expected to be filed against the juvenile later this week.

A spokesperson for North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo said Puddister remains in the hospital in good condition as of Sunday afternoon.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Aberdeen Police Department in this case.
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