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1 charged, 2 sought in Lamar Co. shooting

Matthew Warner/Photo credit: LCSD Matthew Warner/Photo credit: LCSD
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Georgia man is in custody in Lamar County in connection to a Sunday shooting and attempted armed robbery.

Matthew Warner, 23 of Georgia, was arrested Sunday night and charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery.

"There are two others involved, both from Georgia, and we believe they have left the area at this time," Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said.  "We are in the process of citing those warrants now to try to get them in custody."

Rigel said investigators recovered multiple weapons during the course of the investigation. 

The scene

The incident occurred just after 4 p.m. Sunday off West 4th Street near the intersection of Mary Circle and West Ray Drive.

"A guy in his mid 20s was shot one time in the chest," Rigel said. "The victim said that three males came to his yard and shot him in the chest."

According to Rigel, the car that was used in the crime was recovered.

"After the shooting, the victim jumped in the car with the three suspects, they then fled from the car and the victim drove himself to Merit Health Wesley," Rigel said.

Rigel said the victim's injury appears to be non-life threatening, and he is in stable condition.

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