A suspect in a September shooting on Highway 69 turned himself in to Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies Thursday afternoon.
Cortez Rashun Young, 22, of West Point is charged with one count of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a man on Sept. 29. The victim was standing in his front yard on the 3000 block of Highway 69 South just after midnight when a car pulled up, someone exited the vehicle and shot the victim four times, according to authorities.
The victim was released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle last Friday, LCSO Capt. Greg Wright said.
A warrant was issued earlier this week for Young’s arrest.
Deputies are still seeking 28-year-old Antwon Marquis Williams, also of West Point, as a person of interest.
Though the victim claims he did not know his attacker, Chief Deputy Marc Miley previously told The Dispatch investigators do not believe the shooting was random and suspect the victim and shooter do actually know each other.
Young is in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center awaiting his first court appearance. His bond has not yet been set.
Anyone with information about Williams’ whereabouts is asked to contact Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151.
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