TUSCUMBIA — Police charged a Sheffield man with attempted murder today in the shooting Tuesday that left a Tuscumbia man in critical condition.
Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said Larry Darnell Jarmon Jr., 29, Sheffield, also was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and reckless endangerment.
Logan said Jarmon was taken into custody between 7-8 p.m. Tuesday during a traffic stop on U.S. 72 and Alabama 247.
Also, late Tuesday night police said a pistol believed to have been the one used in the shooting was recovered at a Tuscumbia residence.
The chief said Jarmon is accused of shooting Brandon Johnson, 23, of Tuscumbia, at a Hickory Street residence, Tuesday afternoon.
Johnson was shot once in the chest, police said. He was flown to Huntsville Hospital with a severe chest wound.
Logan said this morning the latest word he got from Huntsville Hospital was that Johnson was still in critical condition.
The shooting at 720 S. Hickory St. was reported at 1:04 p.m. by one of two witnesses at the residence, Logan said.
Police said the shooting apparently occurred after an argument in the house, between Johnson and Jarmon.
The chief said at least two people other than Johnson were in the house when the shooting started.
Logan said Johnson was shot inside the residence but crawled outside, where medical responders found him.