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Maurice ScottMaurice ScottFrom Enterprise Staff

A Livingston man is in the Polk County Jail after a teenager suffered a gunshot Thursday.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting near Newberry Drive, in the Indian Springs subdivision.

Sheriff’s office deputies arrived on scene and located the victim sitting on the side of the roadway. Tylor Smith, 18, of Livingston sustained a gunshot wound to his lower leg and was taken by EMS to the Livingston Hospital for treatment.

The suspect was identified as 57-year-old Maurice Scott, also of Livingston. Scott was quickly located and deputies were able to take him into custody without incident. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, The case is still under investigation at this time.

Those with information in reference to this case are asked to contact  the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.

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