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Police seek shooting suspect who fired at man while he was walking with woman, baby

Police say the two were involved in a fight in Court 4 of Noland Village

June 02, 2011|By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com

Police are looking for a man who fired a shot at another man while the intended victim and a woman were pushing a baby in a stroller along Linwood Road near the county-city line, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The man walking with the woman was not hit, and it is unclear which way the bullet traveled after the 11 a.m. shooting, said Detective Casey Barnes, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

The man who allegedly fired the shot fled to his house and drove away in a vehicle, Barnes said.

Barnes said the two men knew each other and had been involved in a fight Wednesday in Court 4 of Noland Village, Barnes said.

It was unknown what they were fighting over, Barnes said.

"The victim thought everything was done and over with," Barnes said.

The Thursday incident began when the suspect came up behind the man and woman on a bicycle and allegedly fired a shot toward the victim with a .22-caliber pistol, Barnes said.

A neighbor saw the incident and called 911, Barnes said.

After the suspect fled in a vehicle, he later contacted the vehicle's owner, who lives with him, and told her to come and get it, Barnes said.

The owner of the vehicle brought it back to the house.

Deputies searched the county Thursday afternoon for the suspect but there has been no sign of him, Barnes said.

The suspect is from New York, and it is possible he might flee there, Barnes said.

The suspect, a black male, was last seen wearing a green and white striped shirt and khaki shorts, Barnes said. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, Barnes said.

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