Man Wanted For Shooting 5-Year-Old Turns Self In

DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- Corey Gray, 27, surrendered around noon Tuesday at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex.

Gray was wanted for attempted murder and four counts of aggravated assault in a Saturday afternoon shooting on the Madison County Sheriff's Department parking lot.

Gray is being held at the Madison County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned via video link at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Jackson City Court.

Around 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Jackson police were called about a shooting. A 24-year-old Alamo man, who was injured in the shooting, had driven to the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex.

The man had a gunshot wound to the back. The man's sister, 5-year-old niece and 8-month-old nephew were also in the car. The 5-year-old girl had a grazing gunshot wound to the shoulder. The man was transported to the hospital by ambulance and the child was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.

The man and child were treated and released from Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Investigators learned that the man had just left his sister's Jackson home. The man, his sister and her children were in the car with him. While he was driving, he noticed a white Chevy Trailblazer following him.

The man pulled onto the parking lot of the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 546 E. College Street in an effort to stop the SUV from following him. The SUV pulled onto the parking lot also and multiple shots were fired from the SUV and into the man's car. The man then drove to the Criminal Justice Complex for help.

Investigators identified Gray as the driver of the SUV and also believe he was armed with a handgun.

Based on the investigation, police do not believe this shooting was a random act of violence.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department assisted in the investigation.


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