Dispute over 18-wheelers being repossessed leads to shooting at Greenwood storage facility

1 person arrested
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 11:06 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 3:46 PM CDT
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GREENWOOD, La. (KSLA) - One person has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a storage facility in Greenwood.

Samuel McMurry, 42, of Winnsboro, is facing multiple charges for the incident.

Samuel Paul McMurry Jr., 42
Samuel Paul McMurry Jr., 42(CPSO)

Deputies with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the shooting on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Dispatchers got the call just before 10:30 a.m. to the Red Dot Storage in the 8800 block of Greenwood Road in Greenwood (that’s just west of where W 70th Street ends). Greenwood Police responded to the shooting initially.

According to preliminary information from investigators on the scene, a 911 call was received regarding shots fired at the storage complex.

“A man came from out of town to check on two 18-wheelers that they were going to repossess,” said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator. “When he was out here checking on those - he was confronted by the man who had the 18-wheelers mortgaged.”

After an apparent heated exchange of words, shots were fired. The man who owned 18-wheelers before the repossession, McMurry, was grazed by a bullet across the side of his head. He is expected to be okay. CPSO officials say McMurry pulled a rifle out of his GMC pickup truck after the repossession agent informed him he was there to repossess two of McMurry’s 18-wheelers and fired.

The repo agent used a revolver to fire back. McMurry then reportedly fired a second shot, and the repo agent pulled out another handgun and fired a shot, which grazed McMurry’s head.

Sheriff Prator added that McMurry then ran across the complex into the Greenwood Elderly Apartments, broke into a unit, and was acting “all crazy.” He then ran back to the storage unit, jumped back into a 1-ton truck (pulling a trailer) and attempted to drive away.

Greenwood police officers on the scene exchanged fire with McMurry. However, he was not hit, but the truck was. At the same time, a driver in another 18-wheeler pulled into the complex. While trying to leave, the man in the truck hit the 18-wheeler and the building at the storage complex, flipping the truck. That vehicle was not being repossessed.

“Thank goodness no one’s in life-threatening condition — but it’s a mess,” said the sheriff.

McMurry was sent to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. No officers were injured. Prator added that there was a lot of property damage.

The repo man was not wounded and was interviewed by police.

CPSO officials say McMurry is facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and aggravated criminal damaged to property.