The Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to 109 Hopeulikit Lane on Thursday, September 23, 2022 at approximately 830 p.m. The call was in reference to a subject sustaining a gunshot wound.
Upon arrival, deputies found 26-year-old Alex Lawrence Smith on the porch area of the home. He had a gunshot wound to his chest.
Preliminary information revealed that Smith was yelling and screaming at the homeowner and began to ‘aggressively approach him,’ the press release said.
“Further statement was that Smith pulled a firearm from his pocket and pointed it at the homeowner, who in turn fired one round from his gun, which struck Smith in his chest. Smith was medically treated on the scene and then transported to Memorial Medical Center where he is currently in stable condition,” the press release continued.
The Sheriff’s Office said Smith and the homeowner did not know each other.
This case is under active investigation and anyone having information about this incident and asked to contact Investigator Pre Cone at (912) 764-1703.