Shooting suspect sought by Columbia Police

COLUMBIA, MS. - Columbia Police are looking for a suspect accused of shooting a Columbia man on June 5.

Marion County resident Evan Lampton is accused of shooting Chris Fountain, 36, according to Columbia Police Detective Chris Brumfield. Formal charges against Lampton were signed Monday.

"We're trying to gather information on (Lampton's) whereabouts so we can execute an arrest warrant," said Brumfield

Anyone with information on Lampton's whereabouts is asked to please call the Columbia Police Department at (601) 736-8052. Lampton is wanted on a charge of felony aggravated assault.

Fountain was shot twice, but five shots were fired, Brumfield said. Fountain was visiting a friend's house at 704 Owens St. when the shooting occurred, Brumfield said. Lampton showed up in a vehicle with three or four other people and fired shots at Fountain with a .380 caliber handgun, said Brumfield.

After the shooting, Fountain was airlifted to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg where he was released about a day later.

Information provided by: Marion County Informer,

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