SHANNON – A Lee County man turned himself in to the Shannon Police Department Tuesday afternoon in connection with a Sunday shooting that left a man in critical condition.

William Montgomery, 22, of Shannon, was booked into the Lee County Jail on the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is accused of laying in wait and shooting into a car at the car wash beside the Buzy-Bee on Highway 145 around 9:30 p.m. May 7.

Danny Gilbert, 27, of Shannon, was shot once in the face with a rifle and remains in the North Mississippi Medical Center in critical condition.

“He was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Shannon Police Chief Desiree Kershner.

Cory Fells, 33, was in the front seat and was struck by shattering glass. Alonzo Fells, 27, was in the back seat and was uninjured.

Montgomery will have his initial court appearance Wednesday, when bond will be set.

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