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Man shot at party in Jasper
JASPER - One man is in the hospital and another was taken to jail following a shooting Wednesday in Jasper.
According to police, the shooting occurred shortly after 3 a.m. at a home in the 3000 block of East Childers Street. Investigators say there was a party going on when a fight broke out.
Police say a 34-year-old Ricky Mitchell left the party, but later returned and tried to force his way into the home. That's when, investigators say, Mitchell and another man began to struggle over a shotgun.
Mitchell was shot in the shoulder when the gun went off. He was flown by medical helicopter to a Houston hospital.
The other man was arrested and is expected to be charged with aggravated assault.
This story comes to us through our media partnership with KJAS Radio in Jasper.