Man charged in Hattiesburg shooting

Man charged in Hattiesburg shooting
Denzel Johnson has been charged with shooting into a dwelling. (Thies, Chris)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - One man has been charged after an argument led to gunfire Tuesday night in Hattiesburg.

Denzel Johnson, 22, has been charged with shooting into a dwelling, according to Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore.

Moore said officers responded to shots fired on 25th Avenue around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. An apartment was hit by a bullet, but no injuries were reported.

According to Moore, responding officers were told the gunfire erupted after someone pulled out a gun during an argument involving a group of people.

Johnson was taken into custody after the shooting but was not formally charged until Wednesday.

Moore said the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding the shooting, contact HPD or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.

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