Man charged in weekend shooting incident

Man charged in weekend shooting incident

May 14th, 2019 by Rosana Hughes in Local Regional News

Cordell Stamper

Cordell Stamper

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

A suspect was in custody Saturday, just hours after he allegedly fired shots at a family member and showed up at an area hospital with a gunshot wound himself.

Police were called to a home in the 1700 block of Ocoee Street just after 7 p.m., Hamilton County court records show. There, they found a man who said 31-year-old Cordell Stamper, a family member, drove up to the house in a black Chevrolet Impala and shot at him and the home several times.

The man ran inside the home but heard even more shots being fired, court records show.

At the scene, investigators found spent shell casings and noted damage to the home caused by gunfire.

Then, about an hour later, police got a call from a local hospital letting them know a patient had arrived with a gunshot wound, court records state. It was Stamper. He had a gunshot wound to his left arm.

That's when violent crimes investigators were called and began questioning Stamper.

He told police he was visiting his family member (not the same one who called 911), but immediately after parking, he was shot at, court records show. He thought it sounded like the shots were coming from a nearby duplex, he said.

Stamper said he then fled the scene and then parked his car on the side of the road and ran to a gas station where he called for a ride to the hospital, according to court records.

Police found the vehicle Stamper was driving in the 1800 block of Croll Court. Inside, they found one spent shell casing matching the ones found on Ocoee Street.

Based on evidence from the scene and the witness testimony, police charged Stamper with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

Additionally, because Stamper had previously pleaded guilty in an attempted aggravated robbery, he was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

He was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on a $30,000 bond, online jail records show.

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