A verbal altercation at a local gas station this week landed one man in the hospital with another behind bars.
Calvin Williams was charged with aggravated assault following a shooting at the Shell gas station, located at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Fifteenth Street, around noon Wednesday.
Investigators said the victim was struck at least twice by bullets during the altercation outside of the store.
“The victim was confronted by Calvin Williams outside of the gas station, in which a verbal altercation took place,” said Captain William Nevels, with the Yazoo City Police Department. “The altercation led to the suspect shooting the victim.”
The Yazoo Herald does not identify the victims of a crime.
Nevels said Williams left the scene following the shooting. The victim was shortly taken to a hospital to receive medical treatment. The victim is expected to recover.
Chief Jay Winstead said a third party opened communication between him and the suspect, who was identified by witnesses, the victim and the store’s surveillance system. That communication led Winstead to a Yazoo City home, where Williams was inside.
“We made contact with him at the front door, and he let us inside,” Winstead said. “After speaking with him, he peacefully turned himself in. I have known the victim and the suspect my whole life. I truly pray for both the victim and the suspects, as well as their families.”
“With the suspect turning himself in peacefully, it is a testament to hometown people in law enforcement,” Winstead added. “Everyone involved is well-known in the community. Having that local relationship with everyone and with officers who have a local rapport with the community can lead to peaceful resolutions in situations where you don’t know what someone is going through. But, for both parties, I pray for them and their families.”