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Police seek person of interest in shooting

By Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:36 PM

Lebanon police responded to a shooting at the intersection near Geri’s Market Saturday. 

Officer Eric Gray said that while en route to the scene he was flagged down by a witness who said he saw the shooting. 

According to Gray, the witness said he saw a silver Chevy Impala with tinted windows stop in the middle of the intersection of Castle Heights Avenue and Leeville Pike. He told officers that when the car stopped, a black male with dreadlocks got out of the passenger side with a handgun and began firing at several people walking in the area. He said the car then fled eastbound on Leeville Pike.

Officers said that when they arrived on the scene, seven 9-mm shell casings were found on the side of the road at the intersection. They also found several clothing items in the front yard of 602 Castle Heights Ave.

According to officers, the car belonging to the homeowner at 602 Castle Heights Ave. was found to have a bullet hole in the driver’s side sliding door.

Additionally, officers found a green fleece jacket on the ground behind 604 Castle Heights Ave.

Video surveillance at Geri’ Market, located at 638 Leeville Pike, showed a silver sedan with tinted windows stopping in the intersection and a subject exiting the car for a brief moment before reentering the car and speeding away, officers said. They said a male subject could also be seen running from the area for a brief moment.

“We do have a person of interest that we’re looking for,” said Bowen. “We do not believe this to be a random act of violence.”

He said the case was assigned to a detective, who is still investigating.

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