One man was killed and another was wounded when gunfire erupted Wednesday night in a mobile home on Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community.
According to a news release issued by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, the shooting occurred at about 7:22 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 5823 Leroy Coffer Highway after authorities received a call about shots being fired.
When Deputy James Caines arrived at the scene, he said he was met by a man who claimed to have been in the home at the time of the shooting but was not involved. The unidentified witness told Caines there was a man, who later was identified as Joshua Moore, 25, of Freedman Grove Road, dead in a back room from two bullets to the back, and the witness’ partner, later identified as Bobby Phillips, 57, who resides at the residence, was shot in the back shoulder.
The witness told the officer he knew who the shooter was. An unidentified teen who reportedly was in the residence at the time of the shooting has been named a person of interest in the incident.
LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran said in an interview Thursday no one has been charged in the shooting and there were no other people involved in the incident. Moran said it appears an argument in the home may have led to the gunfire. The teen was found standing in a neighbors yard and brought to the detectives’ office in the Liberty County Regional Jail for questioning.
Phillips was treated for his wounds by emergency medical personnel on the scene and transported by ambulance to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah where he is listed in stable condition.