1 charged with aggravated assault in Leake County shooting

Rennel Johnson (Photo: Leake County Sheriff's Office)

LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Leake County authorities arrested a man in connection with a shooting.

Sheriff Greg Waggoner said 62-year-old Rennel Johnson is charged with aggravated assault.

Deputies said they went to Johnson’s home on Block Church Road to respond to the scene. Waggoner said the victim was a person that was staying with Johnson.

Johnson told deputies that the victim startled him, so he shot the person in the yard.

The victim was airlifted to the University Mississippi Medical Center. Waggoner said at last check, the victim was still in the hospital, but had been removed from the intensive care unit.

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