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Arrest warrant issued in Thompson Street shooting

Perry County court records show that an arrest warrant has been issued for one man in connection with a shooting in the Thompson Street neighborhood of Marion over the weekend of May 6.

A warrant for the arrest of Trekavien Wright of Marion was issued May 20 on charges of attempted murder and third-degree assault.

Police records say the shooting occurred at around 4:45 p.m. on Friday, May 6.

Court filings accompanying the warrant accuse Wright of firing several shots at another man, one of which struck the victim in the ear. Wright is also accused of striking the victim across the face with his gun, a .40 caliber pistol. The victim reportedly required medical attention for his injuries.

Marion Police Chief Tony Bufford said this was one of two recent shootings in town his department was investigating.

The other, in which the department has reportedly apprehended one suspect, happened outside Marion Citgo in the early hours of Sunday morning. Bufford said a verbal altercation began inside the store and continued outside.

One of the suspects fired gunshots into the air, while another attempted to flee around the side of the service station, Bufford said. Another suspect, who was also armed, fired at the man who fled, according to police reports.

In the end, one man was shot in the forearm and another was injured when he was struck across the face with a gun.

Police used security footage to identify one suspect, who they reportedly arrested at around 7:00 later that same morning. Bufford said the investigation into that incident was still ongoing as of the time of the publication of this article, and that no further information could be released until the department concludes its investigation.

“We want everyone to know to put the guns p,” Bufford said. “We don’t need these guns and the problems they cause in our community. If you’re bringing out guns in our community there’s going to be consequences. That is our top priority right now.”