TUSCUMBIA — A Tuscumbia man was in critical condition after a shooting Tuesday at a Hickory Street residence, and authorities have two suspects in custody.
Brandon Johnson, 23, of Tuscumbia, was shot once in the chest, police said. He was flown to Huntsville Hospital with a severe chest wound. He was still being treated in the emergency room as of 7 p.m., officials said.
Police have not released the names of the people they are questioning in connection with the shooting. They said they did not anticipate filing charges Tuesday night.
Earlier in the day, Police Chief Tony Logan said they were searching for 29-year-old Larry Darnell Jarmon Jr., who witnesses identified as the shooter. Jarmon reportedly left the scene with a woman, travelling in a cream-colored SUV.
The shooting at 720 S. Hickory St. was reported at 1:06 p.m. by one of two witnesses at the residence, Logan said.
The shooting apparently occurred after an argument in the house, Logan said. “It’s a disagreement between acquaintances.”
He added the victim was shot inside the residence but crawled outside, where medical responders found him.
Authorities sealed off the scene and investigators later returned with a warrant to search the house, which is across from Oakwood Cemetery.
Police said two people besides Johnson and Jarmon were inside the residence at the time.
“Apparently, some people in the house left before officers arrived,” Logan said. “We had units on the scene within a minute after receiving the call.”
Tuscumbia and other agencies immediately began searching for the SUV that Jarmon was reportedly driving.
A pillow, towel and other emergency medical equipment remained about 30 feet outside the front door of the residence Tuesday afternoon, where ambulance workers attended to Johnson.
The home’s owner, who did not reveal her identity, watched from the cemetery across the street while investigators surveyed the scene. She said she was at work when her son called and told her there was a shooting at her house.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 256-383-3121.
Bernie Delinski can be reached at 256-740-5739 or bernie.delinski@TimesDaily.com.