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2 Arrested In Hattiesburg Shooting

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Mason Drinkard and Patricia Brown Mason Drinkard and Patricia Brown

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Two people are behind bars in connection with a shooting that left one man injured Wednesday evening.

Hattiesburg police say 23-year-old Mason Drinkard and 23-year-old Patricia Brown are charged with aggravated assault and the possession of a controlled substance.  

"Some kind of altercation started in the Wendy's parking lot on Highway 49," said Lt. Jon Traxler of HPD.

Traxler said Drinkard chased the victim, Jermaine Coleman, from Wendy's Restaurant on Highway 49 to the parking lot of Rite Aid, and shot him in the chest. 

"The suspect came back to his vehicle and left," Traxler said.

Police then put out a description of the car Drinkard and Brown were driving as officers were making their way to the crime scene, they spotted the vehicle.

"They located the vehicle fitting the description on Arlington Loop and South 30 Avenue," he said.

The suspects were pulled over and arrested.

"They were able to recover a handgun out of the vehicle and narcotics," he said. 

Traxler said the drugs tested positive for meth. Police aren't sure of a motive for the shooting.

"Due to conflicts of stories that is still being determined," Traxler said.

At last check, the victim was in good condition at Forrest General Hospital.

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