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Convicted felon charged after buckshot ricochets, hits person in neck

Melvin Graham (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office) Melvin Graham (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)
HOLDEN, LA (WAFB) -

A Holden man turned himself to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Monday night after firing a shotgun and hitting someone in the neck earlier in the day.

Deputies learned that 54-year-old Melvin Graham shot at asphalt while investigating a disturbance at his residence on George White Road in Holden.

According to LPSO, Graham discharged a 20 gauge shotgun loaded with buckshot onto the road in front of his home. When the buckshot was fired, it ricocheted and hit someone in the back of the neck. The name of the subject has not be released.

Deputies say the gun was fired while Graham and the subject argued over an issue concerning property that belongs to Graham and his girlfriend.

The injured person was taken to a local hospital, treated for non-life threatening injuries and was later released. 

Graham is charged with aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond set at $70,000.

Graham is currently in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. 

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