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Ferriday man stable after shooting

FERRIDAY — A Ferriday man was in stable condition Sunday after being shot in the jaw during an argument with another Ferridian.

Police Chief Richard Madison said officers responded to a call at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday of someone being shot.

“Two males, Derrick Brown and James Chatman, got into an argument and Chatman went to his vehicle and retrieved a .22-caliber rifle,” Madison said. “Chatman shot Brown one time, and the bullet went into his jaw line and exited around the neck.”

Madison said Brown was rushed by ambulance to Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria where doctors extracted the bullet fragments.

“He stabilized quickly and they let him come home (Sunday,)” Madison said. “He is expected to make a full recovery.”

Shortly after the shooting, Chatman, 30, 408 10th St., was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder.

No bond had been set for Chatman as of Sunday evening.

“The incident was only between those two subjects,” Madison said. “There were no other parties involved.”