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UPDATE: Shooting suspect arrested in Lowndes County

Donta Perry | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

The shooting happened on October 1 in the area of AJ’s Grocery off Land Road.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2018 3:37 PM
Updated: Oct. 12, 2018 3:38 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A suspect has surrendered to law enforcement following a recent shooting in Lowndes County.

The shooting happened on October 1 in the area of AJ’s Grocery off Land Road.

RELATED: Victim in Lowndes County shooting expected to recover

The victim was wounded with non-life-threatening injuries, Sheriff Mike Arledge said that day.

Lowndes County Investigator Greg Wright confirms Donta Perry, 21, of Columbus, has been arrested and charged in connection to the incident.

Perry is charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

The motive behind the shooting is still being investigated. Wright says the incident happened after a physical altercation.

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