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UPDATE: Man admits to lying in Rusk County shooting

UPDATE: Man admits to lying in Rusk County shooting

POSTED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 4:18pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 4:32pm

A Rusk County man has admitted to officials that he lied about his involvement in last Friday's shooting.

The victim originally told Rusk County investigators he was shot by another man while trying to help a woman in distress. He has now recanted his story, admitting he lied to keep the unknown suspect from being arrested.

The victim now tells officials, the suspect took his gun away from him, shot him and then after shooting him, seemed remorseful and gave the gun back.

Investigators found the weapon hidden under the backseat of the victim’s vehicle.

Rusk County investigators will file a report with the District Attorney’s Office for false report to peace officer.

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