Police: Athens man arrested after shooting 19-year-old

Kevaun Turner (Athens Police)

An Athens man is behind bars after police say he shot a 19-year-old.

Posted: Dec. 12, 2017 6:01 PM

Athens police say a man is facing an assault charge after shooting a 19-year-old Tuesday.

Police say they were called to the scene of the shooting at 1:40 p.m.  The shooting occurred in front of an apartment at Higgins Court on Hine Street.

Investigators say a 19-year-old left the scene after he suffered a single gunshot wound, while witnesses told them a description of a vehicle the suspect left in. Officers located the vehicle 20 minutes later and arrested 26-year-old Kevaun Turner. Turner is charged with first-degree assault, and as of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday he was awaiting booking in to the Limestone County Jail.

The victim was transferred to Huntsville Hospital. Police do not have information on his condition at this time.

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