1 in custody in Pike County shooting investigation

Courtney James

PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Pike County authorities arrested a 23-year-old man for aggravated assault.

Pike County Sheriff’s Department said they arrested Courtney James Friday.

Deputies said on Thursday around 11:30 p.m.,  they were called Emerald Sate Line Road in regards to a shooting. When they arrived on the scene, they found a man laying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.

Witnesses told deputies that the victim and the suspect got into an argument which lead to shots being fired. They said the suspect got upset with the victim for allegedly disrespecting a family member.

The suspect fired shots at the ground and then shot the victim twice in his left side. He ran away from the scene.

Police said they were able to take James into custody after receiving a tip about his location.

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