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Shooting in Ripley Leads to Manhunt

By Empriss Campbell
By ecampbell@wbbjtv.com

Authorities are searching far and wide for one man they are considering armed and dangerous. Four different agencies are on the scene trying to help catch this suspect.

Many people 7 Eyewitness News spoke with were afraid to hear there was a man on the loose in their neighborhood.

Police officers and sheriff's deputies are combing through the woods of a Brownsville neighborhood looking for a man they consider armed and dangerous.

The manhunt started early Friday morning when the Ripley Police Department got a call about a break-in on Geoffrey Street where a man was wounded.

"First officer on the scene met a car leaving and it almost hit her. She called into other officers," said Lt. Lynn Gould, of the Ripley Police Department.

Investigators said the suspects drove to Brownsville where one of the men was caught but the other remains on the run.

"The door was locked and she said a suspect a shooter so, I needed to get gas but was half way nervous to stop and pull over so I saw a cop at one of the gas stations figured it was a safe place," said Kyle Bond.

One resident said he woke up to the sound of helicopters and patrol cars outside his home.

"It makes you nervous my wife was there sleeping this morning and she wasn't answering her phone, so I got nervous rode back that way and that's when I ran into all the cops," said McCuan.

McCuan said there were dozens of cars down this street off Fulton Road.

"It kinda scares you that you're surrounded by something like that," said McCuan.

Authorities said they are using all of there resources to find this man.

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