Man accused of battery after allegedly shooting victim multiple times in the leg

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - A man was arrested after allegedly shooting another man multiple times in the leg during an argument, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Jerrell Moore was arrested on one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon.

On April 26, a victim said he was at his ex-wife's house to get his children ready for school when he got into an argument with his ex-wife's boyfriend, Jerrell Moore.

Moore suggested he and the victim "go outside" to settle the matter, reports said.

Moore led the way outside and as the victim followed him down the front steps, Moore allegedly shot him multiple times in the leg.

The victim fell to the ground and Moore began striking the victim, causing injury to his face, according to reports.

Moore left the scene before officers arrived, police said.

On April 27, detectives went to a local hospital where Moore had been admitted for an unrelated incident.

At the hospital, Moore told detectives he was at his girlfriend's house on the morning of April 26 when the victim banged on the bedroom door and woke him up, reports said.

The victim was arguing with and threatening his girlfriend, Moore said.

Moore suggested he and the victim take the matter outside, bringing a handgun with him for protection, he said.

Moore exited the house first and showed the victim the handgun to let him know "not to do this," reports said.

Despite showing the handgun, the victim "rushed" Moore, so he shot the victim in the leg, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Moore said he ran from the scene because his girlfriend seemed to be taking the victim's side.

He said his girlfriend ran after him and asked him multiple times, "Why did you do that? He wasn't going to hurt you?" Reports said.

Moore was arrested on Tuesday and is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

He is due in court on September 6.

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