Man charged in shooting at Hyundai dealership in Cherokee County

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A man was arrested Wednesday after police said he shot another man at a Canton car dealership.

Officers were called to Shottenkirk Hyundai along Liberty Boulevard about 1 p.m. after gunshots rang out, police said. While en route to the dealership, an officer spotted a vehicle parked on the side of the road that matched the description of the one involved in the incident.

Authorities found a 24-year-old man shot in the leg and an unharmed woman inside the vehicle, police said. An officer applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg and he was taken to a hospital. His condition was not provided.

Kevon Phillip Duffus, 30, of Covington, was detained soon after the shooting and later charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to police. He remains in the Cherokee County Detention Center.

“We do know that one person that was taken into custody was here at the dealership,” Canton police Sgt. Mary Turner told Channel 2 Action News from the scene.

The investigation revealed that an argument at the dealership between Duffus and the victim led to the shooting.

Police said that those involved in the incident were not employees or customers of Shottenkirk Hyundai. The nature of their relationship is being investigated.

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