Crime

He was shot in the groin during a drive-by in St. Martin

Jackson County deputies are investigating a Friday-afternoon shooting in St. Martin.

Capt. Curtis Spiers said a man was shot about 3:30 p.m. at his home on Lamont Drive, just inside the Jackson County line.

Deputies learned of the shooting from an area hospital where the man, Raheem Johnson, 18, of St. Martin, went for treatment. He was shot once in the groin area and is stable, Spiers said.

Johnson told investigators got into an argument with Tony Lamont Buchanan. The two apparently argued over Buchanan slamming the car door on the leg of Johnson’s 12-year-old nephew, Sheriff Mike Ezell said.

About an hour later, Johnson saw his 17-year-old sister driving Buchanan’s 1999 Honda Pilot toward his house. His sister and Buchanan are dating.

Johnson told investigators Buchanan rolled down the passenger window and shot him. Johnson’s sister then drove off in an unknown direction, Ezell said.

Johnson remained hospitalized at Merit Health in Biloxi on Friday evening.

Buchanan is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault, and Johnson’s sister, whose name hasn’t been released, is wanted on a charge of accessory.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 228-769-3065 or 228-769-3063 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

Wesley Muller: 228-896-2322, @WesleySMuller

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