Sofonias Perez Arrested For Catoosa County Shooting On Thursday

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sofonias Perez Perez, 40, has been arrested after a shooting on Thursday in Catoosa County.

According to Sheriff Gary Sisk, at 1:10 p.m., the Catoosa County 911 Center received a call of an individual who had been shot at 104 Mack Smith Road, Rossville.

Deputies and EMS personnel were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, deputies located Brandon Eugene Palmer, 38, lying in the yard with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

During the investigation, it was found that Palmer arrived at the residence and a dispute ensued over ownership of property at the residence. During the dispute, Perez, of 104 Mack Smith Road, shot Palmer in the back of his upper leg. Perez fled back into his residence and hid the firearm.

Investigators located the firearm hidden in the attic of the residence. Investigators charged Perez with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Perez is incarcerated in the Catoosa County Jail without bond while he awaits his first court appearance. 


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