Arrest made in attempted murder

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Police have arrested one man in connection with a burglary and shooting in Troy on Dec. 11.

Myron Jermaine Flowers, 22, of Troy, was charged with attempted murder and first-degree burglary about 3 p.m. Monday.

TPD investigators developed leads that uncovered Flowers as a suspect. One other suspect is still at large.

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Police report they believe Flowers, along with an accomplice, broke into an apartment in the 500 block of Gibbs Street last Tuesday night and were at the residence when a Troy University student returned home.

The two intruders – wearing all black and ski masks – got into a physical altercation with the 23-year-old student and his visiting 26-year-old cousin. The 26-year-old was shot once in the face and once in the abdomen during the struggle. The intruders fled the scene on foot in the direction of a residential area.

The injured man was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham for what police reported were non-life threatening injuries. The university student was uninjured.

Investigators recovered one firearm and other evidence from the crime scene and are asking anyone with information about the crime to call the Troy Police Department at 566-0500 and ask to speak to a detective or supervisor. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.

Flowers’ total bond was set at $110,000 and he is being held in the Pike County Jail.