Business owners go to hospital after fight, one arrested

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police investigated a shooting incident near Spring Branch Road and Mock Road, off of Memorial Parkway Thursday night.

Police say Peter Cox and Rohan Samms are two local business owners who injured each other after an altercation about some type of service exchanged between the two businesses.

"The argument was over something of a civil nature, you know we have civil courts for that. It would have taken time but its something he could have pursued, but when emotions run high and individuals want something and they want it now," said Huntsville Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Michael Johnson.

Police were originally called to the scene for shots fired but it turned out to be more than just a shooting.

"The 911 call actually came from the individual that we wound up arresting," says Johnson.

So how did this play out? Police say Peter Cox approached Rohan Samms business after a dispute over the repair of vehicle. And according to police, that's when Rohan Samms superficially cut Peter Cox on the hand.

Cox returned to his own business. Samms shortly followed and parked outside the building. At that point, police say Cox fired shots towards Samms.

HEMSI officials confirm emergency crews transported a person with a gunshot wound and a person with a knife wound to area hospitals. One went to Huntsville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The second was taken to Crestwood Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Jail records show 55-year-old Peter Cox was booked early this morning on charges of assault and "discharging a firearm" into an occupied dwelling or vehicle.

At this moment, Samms has not been booked on any charges.

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