LPD searching for shooting suspect

LPD searching for shooting suspect
Antwune Washington is charged in the 2016 shooting. (Photo Source: Laurel Police Dept.)

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Police are searching for a suspect in connection with an early morning aggravated assault Saturday.

Officers are searching for Antwune Mantrell Washington, 35, who is suspected of shooting another man in Laurel around 4:30 Saturday morning.

According to Laurel Police Investigator Kim Stewart, authorities got a call of shots fired at Shadowood Park apartments at 2600 Old Amy Road. When they arrived at the scene, officers found the victim outside one of the apartments with a gunshot wound to the neck.

The victim, a man in his early 30s, was transported first to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, and then to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, where he is in critical condition.

Police say the shooting happened during an argument that took place outside of one of the apartments.

Anyone with any information should call Laurel Police at 601-425-4711 or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-7867.