A Harlem teen was shot near Pumpkin Center Friday night following a drug-related dispute, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.
Morris said Jeffery Taylor Ray, 17, of Joy Road, was shot in the arm shortly after 9 p.m. and was transported to Doctors Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Ray and three other teens met Jeremy Farley and two men at a church on Old Appling Harlem Highway near Pumpkin Center, Morris said. Soon after, police believe Farley shot Ray with a .380-caliber pistol during a disagreement.
Ray was treated and released from Doctors Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Farley, 22, of Wrightsboro Road in Harlem, is being charged with aggravated assault, Morris said.
No other charges are expected.