December 13, 2013
On 9-25-13 at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to someone being shot at 4964 Bevis Rd., south of Malone.
During the course of the investigation Deputies learned that the male resident of the house was seated at a dining table eating when a bullet pierced the wall of the single-wide mobile home, traveled through a book case, and struck him on his right foot.
The victim was transported to Jackson Hospital by Jackson County Fire Rescue where he was treated and released. The bullet is still lodged in his foot and will have to be removed by a surgeon at a later time.
Other residents of the neighborhood heard numerous gunshots around the time of the incident, but no one observed the shooter. Law Enforcement officials believe that the shooting was not intentional, but was criminally negligent nonetheless.
K-9 Teams from Jackson Correctional Institution and Apalachee Correctional Institution assisted in attempting to locate a suspect. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.