A 28-year-old Greenwood man has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting last week.
Zarphya Moody, 2114 Grenada Blvd., was arrested Saturday morning, the day after the shooting, and formally charged Monday, according to Police Chief Ray Moore.
Moody is being held at the Leflore County Jail. Bond was denied since he has a prior felony charge for burglary, Moore said.
Moody is accused of shooting a 44-year-old male at the corner of Gibbs and Fulton streets Friday morning. Moore said he was withholding the name of the victim at the victim’s request.
The shooting was the result of a confrontation regarding money, the police chief said.
The victim told police he ran into Moody, who owed him money the victim had lent him a few months prior.
The victim asked Moody to pay him back, and soon an altercation ensued between the two men, Moore said. Moody subsequently pulled out a handgun, which prompted the victim to run away, according to Moore.
Moody fired five times at the victim, hitting him once in the back shoulder, Moore said.
The victim was able to drive himself home, from where a friend drove him to Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The victim was treated and released that same day, Moore said.
Moore said officers have recovered from the scene of the crime five spent shell casings and a handgun, which the chief said was used during the shooting.
Moore, who declined to identify the weapon, said he’s waiting for confirmation from the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson to see if that was the handgun used by Moody.
“Moody is someone that’s known to us,” Moore said. “He’s got a pretty extensive record with us.”
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