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Charges filed in shooting

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A man has been charged in a shooting that wounded another man on a Franklin neighborhood street.

Jerrod Emmert, 23, Franklin, has been charged with criminal recklessness causing serious bodily injury and possession of a firearm while having a felony conviction, according to court records.

Police said Emmert shot 22-year-old Tyler Young once in the leg with a .38 caliber pistol on May 31. The shooting happened near Adams and Yandes streets, about three blocks north of Jefferson Street near downtown, Franklin Police detective Adam Joseph said.

Young, who police said lives in Franklin, was treated and released from Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis within about a day of the shooting. The bullet entered his leg and exited through his buttocks, according to a police report.

The shooting happened after an altercation involving Young and Emmert and a group of other people, the report said. Young later went to Emmert’s home in the 300 block of Hurricane Street and then left. About a block away, Young said, he saw Emmert with a handgun. Young told police Emmert shot him in the leg, the report said.

A witness told police they heard a gunshot and saw a man running from the scene. The man was wearing the clothes similar to what Young told police Emmert was wearing, the report said.

Young then walked to an area near Johnson Avenue and Ohio Street, about three blocks from where the shooting happened, where police found him wounded, Joseph said.

Police later found a .38 caliber handgun in a bush about a block from where the shooting occurred. Investigators found that Emmert had bought a .38 caliber handgun about two weeks before the shooting that matched the serial number of the gun found near the scene of the shooting. The day of the shooting, a relative told police Emmert had called saying he had shot someone and gotten rid of the gun, the report said.

Emmert was arrested in Taylorsville by the U.S. Marshals Service, Joseph said.

Franklin police are looking for any witnesses or people who have information about the shooting. Anyone with information can call Joseph at 346-1145 or the anonymous tip line at 346-1100.

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