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Abbeville searching for suspect in Saturday shooting

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 15:11:31-05

Abbeville Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting that left one person in critical condition Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to the area of N. East and Nugier streets at about 4:30 p.m. after witnesses heard shooting.

The investigation allegedly found that two men had a shouting match in the road near that intersection, and as they were arguing one of them, identified by police as Dejon Mikel Charois, pulled out a gun and fired it. The other man was hit in the abdomen.

The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he is currently listed as in Critical but Stable condition, police say.

Based on the investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Chargois for Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Illegal Use of Weapons.

Chargois is considered Armed and Extremely Dangerous, police say.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Chargois, they are encouraged to contact the Abbeville Police Department at 893-2511.

In addition, citizens may contact the “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/, the official web page @ www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.