A man accused of shootings in Clayton County and Louisiana was arrested Friday morning on several felony charges, authorities said.
Andre Lemont Chiplin, 35, of Vicksburg, Miss., was arrested by Bossier City, La., police on charges of aggravated assault and illegal use of weapon in their jurisdiction, Bossier Parish jail records show. However, he’s also accused of a May shooting in Riverdale that injured two people, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
On May 5, Clayton County police officers responded to a home to find two men with gunshot wounds on their left legs, the release said. A 30-year-old man was shot in his thigh, while a 41-year-old man had been shot in his knee.
Chiplin, an acquaintance of the victims, allegedly got into a fight with the 30-year-old man, which led to the two shoving each other. Both had been drinking alcohol and consuming drugs before the argument, according to the release.
The suspect then pulled out a gun, firing it at the man’s thigh, the release said. After hitting the first man, the bullet ricocheted and hit the second man in the knee, which is when Chiplin allegedly ran away.
Clayton County police have obtained aggravated assault warrants for Chiplin’s arrest, and he was named as the 10th most wanted suspect in the county.
As of Sunday, he remained in the Bossier Parish jail without bond, records show. AJC.com has reached out to the Bossier City Police Department for more information about his arrest and the shooting he’s accused of in their jurisdiction.
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