Hamilton man arrested after pistol-whipping, shooting

Hamilton man arrested after pistol-whipping, shooting

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William Courtney Beamon, of Hamilton, pistol-whipped a man in the face and then shot him, according to police.

One person has been arrested in connection with a shooting early Wednesday morning in Hamilton.

The shooting occurred at about 2:20 a.m. at Hensley and South 11th Street, according to Hamilton police Sgt. Brian Robinson.

One person — Jeremy Hubert Jones, 34, of Hamilton — suffered non-life threatening injuries, he said.

William Courtney Beamon, 36, of Hamilton, pistol-whipped Jones in the face and then shot him, according to police.

Jones and Beamon “are acquaintances and they know each other,” Robinson said. “They got into a verbal argument and an altercation and a little bit of a disagreement over some issues.”

Police were able to track Beamon down a few blocks away from the crime scene, according to Robinson.

“Beamon is well know to officers and not a stranger at all,” he said.

Beamon is charged with felonious assault, a second degree felony, and was also arrested on nine bench warrants and a failure to appear — 10 warrants total.

The weapon used in the attack against Jones was also recovered by police.

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