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Jemison man charged with attempted murder after Sunday shooting

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Staff Writer

JEMISON – On Sunday, Aug. 21, at approximately 6:50 p.m., the Jemison Police Department responded to a 911 call of two individuals shooting at each other in the Chevron parking lot on U.S. 31 in downtown Jemison.

One of the individuals involved, 36-year-old Anthony Martez Ford of Jemison, fled the scene on foot and ran to the Jemison Fire Station after being shot in the leg. Ford was then transported to UAB for treatment. He suffered non life-threatening injuries according to a press release.

The second gunman involved was identified as 29-year-old Lyventa Lamar Smith of Jemison, who has since been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

According to the press release by the Jemison Police Department theses two men had been feuding with each other for several months leading up to the shooting.

According to the Jemison Police Department two handguns were recovered and at least 10 shots were fired during the altercation.

The press release said the investigation was still ongoing and would be for some time as the department wants to complete a thorough investigation and make sure they gather all of the facts to serve justice and prevent this type of incident from happening again in the future.

Smith is currently in the Chilton County Jail and bond had not been set as of Aug. 22.

Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer said Ford has not been charged at this time, but wouldn’t rule out the possibility of more charges coming for either of the alleged shooters.