The lone suspect — who is also the victim — in a shooting incident at a party on Judd Brazier Road was recovering in the intensive care unit at Floyd Medical Center last week.

Polk County Police Detective B. Brady said charges are likely to come down against the man shot around 3 a.m. on July 4 as the investigation to pin down all the particulars continues.

The unnamed suspect was alleged to have interrupted his ex-girlfriend's party at the Judd Brazier Road address after sending text messages to several individuals in attendance. Brady said the suspect arrived with several of his own friends and began a fight.

In the middle of the fight, Brady said the suspect pulled out a shotgun which prompted his ex-girlfriend to head inside and wake her stepfather, who came out with a gun of his own.

Brady said the stepfather saw the ex-boyfriend

begin to raise the shotgun in a threatening manner and prompted gunfire. The suspect was hit once in the arm and the second round went through the shotgun.

The suspect was transported to Floyd Medical Center and underwent surgery on the morning of the July 4 holiday. He was recovering from his wounds and later reports before week's end from officials stated that he was going to make a full recovery.

Additional charges are likely pending against the suspect, whose name wasn't released at press time at week's end.

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