Shooting suspect surrenders

Published 10:50 pm Friday, June 17, 2016


A Troy man drove himself to police department and surrendered after a shooting incident Friday morning.

The incident took place around 11:40 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of Merrily Street, and by the time officers arrived the 19-year-old victim had been transported by private vehicle to the hospital and the suspect, Gus Turner Jr. of Troy, was on his way to the police department.

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“He turned himself in … immediately after the incident,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. “The investigation revealed that a fight had taken place at the residence between the victim and Turner.”

Turner produced a small caliber handgun and fired several rounds, one of which struck the victim in the back, Barr said.

“The victim ran from the scene and Turner drove himself to the Troy Police Department and surrendered himself and the weapon,” Barr said.

The male victim, who was not identified, received non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released from Troy Regional Medical Center.

Turner was transported from the police department to TRMC, where he was treated for injuries he receive during the altercation on Merrily Drive.

He was released back to the custody of police.

Turner, 49, was charged with domestic violence second degree and was being held in the Pike County Jail on $15,000 bond.