On Wednesday January 18, 2012 Ozark 911 received a frantic call that someone had been shot in the area of Briar Hill Court in Ozark, Al. Once authorities arrived on scene they came into contact with (3) subjects that were involved in the altercation.
Authorities discovered that the assault occurred due to accusations of theft by one of the parties on scene. Officers also learned that Mr. Michael Cooper and Mr. Gary Carson got into a physical altercation due to this accusation.
At some point Mr. Sammy Carson became involved in the altercation and pulled a handgun from his waist area and fired (1) shot at the victim (Cooper) striking him in the upper leg area.
Mr. Cooper was transported to Dale Medical Center were he is currently undergoing treatment for his injuries and is in being kept for further observation.
Mr. Sammy Carson was arrested for Assault 2nd Degree (Shooter).
Mr. Gary Carson was arrested on Active Warrants with Ozark Police Deartment in reference to other charges.
Authorities are still looking for a possible 4th subject that was involved in this altercation. The case is still under investigation by the Ozark Police Department and the Wiregrass Violent Crimes / Drug Task Force.