UPDATE: Warrant issued for alleged Brittany Woods shooter

Published 8:04 pm Thursday, March 9, 2017

A warrant has been issued for a suspect in Thursday’s shooting, according to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Alan Wilburn.

Investigators responded to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi Thursday afternoon where they spoke with the alleged victim who had been shot at a house on Sandhill Drive in the Brittany Woods subdivision.

After speaking to witnesses, investigators say Chris Paten, 27, of Oxford was the shooter and a warrant has been issued for his arrest on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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The victim was flown from Baptist to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis in critical but stable condition.

Wilburn said the shooting appears to be the result of an argument that led to “gun play,” however, Paten was the only one who fired shots.

Paten, also known as Chris Caine, is considered armed and dangerous and he should not be approached.

Additional charges are pending a completed investigation.

Paten was out on bail for an arrest in December 2015 on charges of armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. He was released on bond in April 2016 and was awaiting trial on those charges.

According to court records, Paten pulled a gun on a man he was playing dice with.

Anyone with information should call LCSD at 662-234-6421 or Crimestoppers at 662-234-8477.