BRATTLEBORO — Police say they arrested a Mississippi man in connection with an alleged shooting Saturday night that left one person injured.
Emanuel R. Tenner III, 22, of Natchez, Miss., has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and recklessly endangering another person, according to according to a news release issued by the department Sunday morning. Officers have recovered what they believe is the weapon used in the shooting, the release said.
Officers were conducting an investigation in the parking lot of a Canal Street business when they heard several gunshots coming from a nearby hotel around 8 p.m., according to the release. After responding, officers found one person who had been shot, the release said. That person was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital before being moved to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
Brattleboro police did not have information about the victim’s condition as of Sunday morning, the release said.
The release does not further describe the circumstances of the suspected shooting or whether Tenner knew the alleged victim. Police were not immediately reachable for additional comment Sunday.
Henry Lee, a Connecticut resident passing through Brattleboro on vacation, said he heard what sounded like five shots around 7:50 p.m. while in the commercial parking lot on Canal Street near Interstate 91 that houses the Price Chopper Market 32 and Econo Lodge.
He said he thought the shots were fired outside, near the back of the Econo Lodge. He then saw people running from that direction into the main parking lot and screaming, he said. “I just yelled to my daughter to get in the car and we took off” before calling 911, he said in an email Sunday.
Police were already nearby, Lee said, because they had been responding to an incident on the other side of the plaza, near the Dollar Tree.
Tenner is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court Monday at 12:30 p.m., according to police.
The investigation is ongoing, and Brattleboro police have asked anyone with information to contact them. The department’s tip line is (802) 251-8188.
This article has been updated with an account from a witness.
Sentinel staff writer Paul Cuno-Booth contributed to this report.