3 injured in 2 shootings in Claiborne County

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 12, 2010

Three Claiborne County men were injured over the weekend in two shootings, officials said.

Port Gibson resident Jamal Martin, 23, 105 Utopia Drive, was shot four times early Saturday morning outside Rankin Food Stand on Church Street, police Chief Calvin Jackson said today.

Sherman Pattison III, 31, 1058 Harper St., Pattison, has been charged with aggravated assault, Jackson said. He was at the Claiborne County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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Martin had argued with another man at Henry Lee’s nightclub outside the city limits, said Jackson. Later, while Martin was at Rankin’s waiting for food, Pattison “jumped out of a car and pushed him,” then fired a .380 handgun as Martin tried to walk away, Jackson said.

The relationship between Pattison and the man with whom Martin had fought at the club was unclear.

Martin was shot twice in the right foot, once in the left thigh and once in the left shoulder. He was taken to River Region Medical Center and transferred to University Medical Center, where he was treated, held and released Sunday, Jackson said.

Jackson did not know if further charges will be filed.

Later Saturday, two neighbors argued and exchanged gun shots, Claiborne County Chief Deputy Sheriff Fredrick Yarbrough said.

Benjamin Hogan, 45, 2162 Fisher Ferry Road, was hit in the left shoulder and arm, Yarbrough said. Hogan was treated and released from  the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center after being driven by private vehicle.

Joseph Carmoney, 18, 2176 Fisher Ferry Road, was hit in both legs, Yarbrough said, and was treated and released from River Region.

Both men fired 20-gauge shotguns, Yarbrough said, but the cause of the fight was under investigation. Charges of aggravated assault were to be filed against both today or Tuesday, he said.