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      Tifton man arrested in apartment complex shooting

      Tifton police found Thomas Howard Jr. near the scene of the crime with a 45-caliber gun near the victim.

      / Tift County Jail

      A Tifton man is behind bars after shooting a person in the abdomen.

      Tifton police say they received a 911 call Thursday morning to the Peterson Apartment Complex.

      Upon arrival to the scene, they found Thomas Howard Jr. near the scene of the crime with a 45-caliber gun near the victim.

      Howard was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault.

      The victim was taken to Tift Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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