Shooting suspect apprehended in Haywood Co.

Joshua Douglas Phillips
Joshua Douglas Phillips

HAYWOOD CO., NC (WSPA) – Haywood Co. deputies said a man accused of shooting a man with a shotgun after a fight was apprehended Wednesday.

His capture came just days after deputies called on the public for help finding Joshua Douglas Phillips.

Deputies say they responded to a shooting call on Raby Street near Canton on Sunday.

Officers say two men had been in a fight at a home there.

One of the men pulled out a shotgun and fired it.

The victim had minor injuries and declined medical treatment.

They say the suspect – later identified as Phillips – left the scene in a primer gray Nissan pickup truck with an orange driver’s door.

Deputies say Joshua Douglas Phillips, 26, is wanted for: feloniously discharging a weapon into occupied property, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, misdemeanor damage to real property and possession of firearm by a felon.

Phillips was apprehended around 4 p.m. Wednesday.


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