A suspect has been arrested in connection with a Sunday night shooting outside an Altheimer convenience store.
The incident is believed to have occurred on Sunday between 8:30 and 8:40 p.m. in the parking lot of the H&R Food Mart 1 at the corner of Edline Street and E. Third Street, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
According to police scanner traffic Tuesday afternoon, 36-year-old Damon Gaddy was taken into custody without incident. He will appear in court on Wednesday.
Investigators were dispatched at 8:50 p.m. Sunday and arrived at the scene shortly after.
According to the news release, “Witnesses said that a large fight unfolded with at least one Altheimer man, identified as Gaddy, brandishing a firearm. According to witnesses, Gaddy first began indiscriminately firing his weapon in the air at least twice. Gaddy then began shooting again, striking the victim, 44-year-old Leonard Robinson of Altheimer, at least three times.”
Witnesses recalled Robinson returning to his vehicle and driving from the scene, the news release said.
However, EASI Paramedics were dispatched and intercepted Robinson along US 79 just outside of Altheimer. Robinson was attempting to drive himself to the Jefferson Regional Medical Center to seek medical treatment.
Robinson’s wounds were non-life threatening and he is reported to be in stable condition.
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