Corinth police investigate Wednesday night shooting

Crime StockBy Lena Mitchell/Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – A Corinth man is hospitalized in stable condition after suffering two gunshot wounds late Wednesday. The injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Suspect Frederick Patterson, 48, of Mitchell Street, is in custody after being arrested at the Pierce Street site of the shooting, which happened about 11 p.m. Wednesday, said Corinth Det. Capt. Ralph Dance.

Injured in the incident was Randy Young of the Pierce Street address.

Witnesses said Patterson was at the Pierce Street residence and was talking with Young’s girlfriend, when Young told the girlfriend they needed to leave, Dance said. Patterson allegedly became upset and pulled a gun on Young, who then tackled Patterson. During the struggle witnesses said Patterson shot Young two times, but Young remained strong enough to inflict severe injuries on Patterson as well.

Dance said Patterson’s injuries around the face and head require surgery, which is scheduled for Friday, but he refused to remain at the hospital and was taken to the Alcorn County jail where he is being held until the surgery.

Filing of charges is not expected to occur, Dance said, until after Patterson’s surgery. Those charges will include attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance and parole violations.

Someone took the weapon from the scene prior to the arrival of police, Dance said, and the case remains under investigation by Det. Dell Green.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Corinth Police Department, (662) 286-3377 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi, (800) 773-8477.

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