Shooting Sends One To Hospital
 

LIBERTY April 12, 2019 - A late evening shooting on Wednesday about 7:20pm at a resident on CR 2352 sent 22 year old James Nelms to Herman Hospital with a gunshot to the calf of his leg after an argument with 78 year old Jerry L. Griffin. The wound was not considered to be life threatening.

According to Liberty County Sheriff’s lead Investigator Darrell Elliott an argument between Nelms and home owner Griffin over sleeping arrangements in the home escalated to the point where Griffin felt threatened by Nelms. Griffin said that in an effort to scare Nelms away, he pulled a 32 caliber hand gun and allegedly fired three shots at the floor with one shot accidentally hitting Nelms in the lower leg.

After being shot, Nelms went to CR 2010 where he met responding deputies and was transported to Herman Hospital by Liberty County EMS personnel. Nelms was later released by the hospital around 11:pm after treatment.

Due to the fact some of the circumstances given of this incident were rather vague, Investigator Elliott said the investigation would be on-going until additional interviews could be conducted. However, at this time no charges have been filed.
 
 
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