Update: Person of Interest In Tuscumbia Shooting Taken Into Custody, Questioned
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) - Tuscumbia Police located Larry Jarmon and a female on Highway 72 in Tuscumbia just after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Both people are being questioned by investigators for a shooting that happened on South Hickory Street.
“There were no incidents of them being taken into custody,” said Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan.
Logan says his department received information that Jarmon may have still been in Colbert County. According to Logan his officers worked with the Sheriff’s Department and Drug Task Force to locate Jarmon along with a woman and issued a traffic stop.
“There had been a lot of community concerns with them being out there, of course we knew they were armed at the time this happened,” said Logan.
The victim, 23-year-old Brandon Johnson, was shot in the chest inside his home. Police say Johnson was shot at close range with a handgun. According to Chief Logan, the shooting happened inside the kitchen..
Police say several people were inside the home when the shooting happened. An argument broke out, the victim was shot, and another person called 911. The victim crawled outside and officers arrived at the home within a minute.
Detectives say getting these two people in custody helps the investigation.
“For several reasons for one actually for the suspects safety because family members and others were extremely aggravated and mad about what happened to the victim earlier plus it helps us get one other suspect we know was armed and was willing to shoot someone in our community off the street,” said Logan.
At this time no charges have been filed.
Police say Johnson had surgery this afternoon. Investigators say they are still waiting to talk to the victim about the shooting as well.