A drug deal ended with gunfire hitting a vehicle and one person pistol-whipped, sheriff's officials said.
At 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Jackson County deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a residence on Old Fort Bayou Road, Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a release.
Deputies detained two people, found a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun and recovered several .40-caliber shell casings.
Ezell said one person went to the department's West Substation in Ocean Springs with a head laceration from being it with a handgun. The victim reported his or her vehicle had been shot, and the incident was sparked by the purchase of illegal drugs, officials said.
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Deputies arrested Denzel Sean Silverman, 20, who lived at the residence, on an aggravated assault charge.
Silverman was out on bond for an arrest on possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a handgun.
He is held at the Jackson County jail pending initial appearance in court.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.