Columbus man arrested in shooting that injured teen

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – A Columbus man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured a teenager.

Columbus Police Department Interim Chief of Police Fred Shelton tells The Commercial Dispatch 25-year-old Mark Howard Coffey Jr. was arrested Wednesday. Authorities say he’ll be charged with aggravated assault.

Officers responded to a call about shots fired at a laundromat Sunday. No suspects were found. Police later received a hospital call about a 16-year-old unidentified female who was shot.

The victim told police that she and another female were in a vehicle with a man at the laundromat when he got into an altercation with another man, who pulled out a gun, firing shots. A bullet struck the teen, who was released from the hospital.

It isn’t clear if Coffey has an attorney.