MINERAL SPRINGS – The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fight that left three people with gunshot wounds, including one that passed away.
Deputies responded to a call around 12:20 p.m. Aug. 26 in the 4500 block of Pleasant Grove Road to find two male victims with gunshot wounds. One was dead. The other was shot in the chest.
A third male at the scene at the time of the shooting reportedly left in a vehicle before deputies arrived. A deputy familiar with the situation had spotted him in a vehicle one mile away and detained him.
It was determined that this male, Jeremy Benson Carpenter, 24, of Monroe, had been at the home just minutes earlier. Detectives believe Jeremy Benson Carpenter, 24, of Monroe, and one of the male victims engaged in a physical altercation that led Carpenter back to his vehicle where he retrieved a handgun. During a struggle over the gun, a round discharged, striking Carpenter in the hand. Other victims were struck during the struggle.
Carpenter and the surviving male victim were taken to a nearby hospital. Neither of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, officials said.
Deputies responded to the same residence the day prior at 7:20 pm. Deputies determined Carpenter allegedly assaulted and injured a female at this residence. The female, wife of the decedent in today’s shooting, was treated and released for a head injury. Deputies arrested Carpenter on charges of assault on a female. He was jailed until posting bond.
Detectives believe Carpenter has a young child with a relative of the residents of this home and the homeowners frequently provide care for the child, officials said.
No charges have been filed in reference to the shooting, but the investigation is still ongoing.
The sheriff’s office identified the victims Aug. 27. Joseph M. Kisiah, 67, was killed, while his son, Joseph M. Kisiah Jr., 48, was injured.