Man arrested for shooting in downtown Pittsboro

April 21, 2010 7:21:05 PM PDT
Downtown Pittsboro became the center of police activity Wednesday afternoon after a shooting suspect was arrested.Authorities say they received a call about shots fired in the roadway in front of a home in the 3200 block of Old Graham Road around 2 p.m.

Police found the suspect's vehicle on Lindsey Street. They arrested Shontay Lavar Cotton for felonious assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun.

Officials say Cotton and an acquaintance were involved in the shooting. There were minor injuries due to a physical assault, but there were no injuries due to the gun shot.

Cotton is currently being held at the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office is continuing investigate the incident.

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