Man Charged in Tuscumbia Shooting
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have released new information about a shooting that has one man fighting for his life and another behind bars accused of shooting him.
Moments after the shooting took place, and before the victim was even flown from the scene, the manhunt was on.
Tuscumbia Police say witnesses put the gun that shot Brandon Johnson in 29-year-old Larry Darnell Jarmon Jr.’s hands.
With the help of Colbert County Sheriff’s deputies, Jarmon was arrested six hours after the shooting.
“Everything we have been able to determine at this point in our investigation, it was over money. It was a dispute between he and the victim over cash,” said Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan.
Jarmon faces a host of charges for the shooting on South Hickory Street, including attempted murder, discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling and reckless endangerment.
Police have recovered the gun and Jarmon’s clothing they believe was used and worn during the shooting.
“I definitely know he was trying to get rid of the evidence, and by placing it in this other person’s vehicle that was totally unknown to Jarmon,” said Logan. “I think he thought he had created an out and maybe someone else could get blamed for the shooting.”
Police were also searching for a woman who was with Jarmon during the shooting. She is being treated as a witness at this time.
The victim, Brandon Johnson, is being treated at Huntsville Hospital. He is listed in critical condition, but police say he is improving.
Larry Jarmon is being held at the Tuscumbia Jail before being transferred to the Colbert County Jail.