Columbus Police Department and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department swarmed the area of Sanderson Plumbing early Thursday morning on the hunt for an alledged shooter.
E-911 received a call shortly after 10 a.m. for reports of a black male walking down Moss St. with a gun in his hand. The caller then advised that two black males were walking down Moss, both wearing blue hoodies.
Moments later, police spotted the pair walking down the railroad tracks near Waterworks and 23rd St. N. The duo then bolted toward the Sanderson Plumbing plant, hopping the fence and tearing into the woods.
Officers followed the young men into the woods and moments later radioed in “Shots fired!”
Officers then located one of the subjects and radioed in that he had “a victim with a gunshot wound, not by me.”
EMS responded to the scene and reported they were transporting “non-emergency” a 17-year-old gunshot victim that suffered a gunshot wound to the left ring finger.
The shooting apparently occurred when the two got into an altercation-which may or may not have occurred in the woods.
The identity of the young man that sustained the wound has not been released but he identified his shooter as 17-year-old Brandon Perry.
Perry was believed to have run from the woods into nearby Sanderson Plumbing.
Deputies and police immediately gained access to the building, scouring the plant and putting employees on lock-down, not allowing anyone to enter or exit.
After a thorough and nearly hour-long search, law enforcement personnel could not locate Perry inside the plant.
CPD then went to Perry’s residence and located the fugitive inside his home.
Perry was arrested and taken into custody.