One transported, one arrested after Monday shooting

Published 8:46 pm Monday, October 14, 2013

At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, Troy police responded in the area of the Outreach Endtime Deliverance Church at 22432 US Highway 231 N to reports of a shooting.

Following an investigation, police officers arrested Willie C. Scott, 51, of Troy and charged him with assault first degree, domestic violence, for shooting his adult son in the leg.

Lt. Bryan Weed confirmed that a shooting had taken place in the trailer park adjacent to the church.

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“I can confirm there was a shooting with one victim,” Lt. Weed said. “It involved a male suspect and a male victim. The suspect has been taken into custody.”

Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim had been shot in the leg following a disagreement with a male suspect.

A Troy police officer indicated that the shooting had taken place in the vicinity of a yellow trailer and the victim had moved from the trailer to a dirt courtyard following the shooting.

After the scene had been secured for rescue vehicles, the victim was transported to Troy Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries.

The victim was discharged from the hospital approximately an hour after arriving, according Lt. Weed.

“To my knowledge, it was a non-life threatening wound,” Lt. Weed said. “As of right now, the victim has been released from the hospital. It was not a severe wound.”

After the victim was transported, police apprehended Scott and placed him in a police vehicle in handcuffs.

As Scott was led to the vehicle, he seemed calm and had a stoic look on his face.

The area around the crime scene was relatively quiet, and children were playing in the courtyard thirty minutes after the shooting took place, while police were gathering statements from witnesses.

No crime scene tape was placed at the scene of the shooting, but the Troy Crime Scene Unit was on hand to collect forensic evidence.

If not for the four police vehicles surrounding the scene, it would have appeared as if nothing out of the ordinary had taken place.

While Scott was sitting in the police vehicle and waiting for transport, he was consoled by family members and members of his church community.

Scott was then transported to the Troy Police Department by uniformed officers.

The suspect is currently being held at the Troy Police Department while the investigation is concluded.

Lt. Weed said Scott will be processed by the Troy City Jail before he is eventually transported to the Pike County Jail later Tuesday night.