BREVARD — Gunshots rattled a quiet neighborhood near downtown Brevard on Monday afternoon during a shootout that sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries.
Brevard Police responded to a 911 call of shots fired around 2:52 p.m. in the vicinity of Oakdale and Carver streets, less than a half-mile from downtown, acting Police Chief Dean Galloway said.
A patrol officer spotted a speeding vehicle near the scene and stopped it on North Caldwell Street, alongside an RBC Centura bank in downtown. The officer discovered a man in the passenger seat with multiple gunshot wounds, Galloway said.
The victim identified the shooting suspect, who was later found at a home on McMinn Avenue.
Police charged Ari Damaris Williams, 32, of Lobe Drive, Brevard, with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was being held at the Transylvania County Detention Center on an $80,000 secured bond.