A Franklin County, Tennessee, man was taken into custody Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service in connection with a June 4 nonfatal shooting inside a mall in Tullahoma.
Hugh Adam Keckritz, 22, faces a charge of attempted criminal homicide in the shooting that left another man with a serious abdominal wound, according to Tullahoma police spokesman Winston Brooks.
"I am very pleased with the work of our Tullahoma's Patrol and Investigation Divisions, and their partnership with the U.S. Marshals to bring this fugitive to justice," Chief Jason Williams said in a statement.
Keckritz was captured and held in neighboring Franklin County, according to Coffee County Sheriff's Department officials.
"Following a brief and intensive investigation law enforcement personnel were able to locate Keckritz and take him into custody in the Estill Springs area of Franklin County," Franklin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Chris Guess said in a news release. Keckritz was turned over to investigators at the Tullahoma Police Department, Guess said.
Tullahoma is about 15 miles north of the Franklin County Jail in Winchester.
Northgate Mall in Tullahoma, on North Jackson Street, contains stores including a JC Penney, Big Lots and Harbor Freight Tools. It is near several other commercial retailers in other buildings.
Chief Williams told the Tullahoma News in early June that the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation inside the mall that turned violent. Williams said witnesses reported that a man produced a gun during the altercation and fired a shot, injuring one person. The gunman, later alleged to be Keckritz, fled in a white sedan, Williams said at the time.
A witness who was reportedly inside a store at the mall told the Tullahoma paper the victim was seen running around the corner from an arcade in the mall, saying he'd been shot. Two people who were nearby helped the victim until police arrived.
The 20-year-old victim spent considerable time in the hospital after the shooting but there was no word on his current condition, Brooks said Wednesday.
It was unclear whether Keckritz had an attorney, a bond set or court date because the Coffee County Jail was having technology problems on Wednesday and that information was not immediately available, officials there said.
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