On Thursday, May 26, 2016, Bainbridge Public Safety responded to Bainbridge Memorial Hospital’s emergency room in response to an assault by shooting. According to the incident report, Bainbridge Public Safety Officers Hayes and Richardson arrived at the Hospital at 2:51 a.m. early Thursday morning and observed a subject with an entry and exit gunshot wound on his left leg, about 1 inch above the ankle. Besides the gunshot wound, the Officers did not notice “any signs of physical struggle or altercation” (BPS Report).
The subject stated that he was walking down Columbia Street when five guys “came out of nowhere and jumped him” (BPS Report). The injured man stated that he did not know any of the guys, but did remember one of them pulling out a gun and shooting him. According to the victim, the assailants then stole $600-$700 cash from his front pocket. He also told the officers that after he was shot, the attackers ran, however, he didn’t see which direction. After the assault, the man stated he flagged down a passing car for a ride to the hospital.
According to the report, Officer Richardson spoke with the ER staff who informed her that the subject told them that he had fallen through a broken window.
The injured man refused to speak to investigators. The case was turned over to Bainbridge Public Safety Investigator Chris Jordan.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Bainbridge Public Safety at 229-248-2038.