One man shot, another charged in late-night shooting in DeKalb County

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Dewey Lee Parris (Photo: DeKalb County Detention Center)
Dewey Lee Parris (Photo: DeKalb County Detention Center)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Deputies have arrested a man in a late-night shooting in the Painter community, near Geraldine.  Sheriff Jimmy Harris says Dewey Lee Parris, 46, is charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

DeKalb County deputies, along with Crossville Police and Geraldine Police responded to a mobile home park on Highway 75 on Monday night.  They found Gregory Britt, 25, suffering from a gunshot wound to his hip.

Britt said Parris, of Crossville, came to his home and asked him to drive him to buy beer.  Britt said no and the two men began to argue.  Britt said Parris hit him in the head and face with a pistol and held him, Britt, against his will for an hour and a half.  He got away, and Britt said while he was running Parris shot him in the hip.

Another shot hit a camper next to Britt’s home.  Two people were inside but were not hurt.

The Sheriff said Parris drove away in a blue car.  The DeKalb Ambulance Service took Britt to Marshall Medical South.

Parris was arrested early Tuesday morning, just before 4 a.m.  He told investigators he shot Britt in self-defense.

The man shot, Britt, has been released from the hospital.  Dewey Parris remains in the DeKalb County Detention Center with no bond set at this time.

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