(Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct an error about the nature of the victim's injuries.)

A Huntsville man wanted in connection with a weekend shooting in Oxford turned himself in on Monday, Oxford police say.

Dewann Satcher Brown, 34, surrendered to officers one day after police put out a call for information on his whereabouts.

“He called us Monday and asked if he could turn himself in, which he did before lunch,” said Capt. L.G. Owens of the Oxford Police Department.

Police say Brown kicked in the door of a home at Sterling Pointe apartments in Oxford around 6 a.m. Sunday morning, shooting a resident in the abdomen with a 9 mm pistol. Owens said the alleged attack may have stemmed from a “misunderstanding” earlier that morning between the two men.

He said the two were longtime acquaintances and were among a group who’d been socializing at an Elks lodge in Anniston until about 4 a.m. Sunday.

“The victim was coherent when officers arrived,” Owens said. “When he was asked ‘Why did he shoot you?’ the victim said ‘I don’t know.’”

Owens said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.

The charge Brown faces — burglary in the first degree — comes into play when a defendant “knowingly or willingly enters ... a dwelling with intent to commit a crime,” if the defendant carries a deadly weapon or causes physical harm, according to state statutes. It’s a Class A felony, punishable by a minimum of 10 years in prison.

An arrest warrant for Brown lists him as a Huntsville resident, though earlier court records show him living in Anniston.

Brown was released on a $10,000 bond Monday, court records show. His next court appearance is set for Sept. 20.

 

Capitol & statewide reporter Tim Lockette: 256-294-4193. On Twitter @TLockette_Star.

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