An Opelika man is in custody and charged with shooting a woman in the leg at an Auburn area bar early Saturday morning.
Justin Obrian Wright, 36, was arrested on warrants charging him with attempted murder, Auburn police said.
Auburn officers responded to a bar in the 600 block of Opelika Road in reference to shots being fired at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday, said police.
Upon arrival, officers determined that a 54-year-old woman had been injured as a result of a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was taken to East Alabama Medical Center for treatment of the non-life threatening injury.
Further investigation revealed the shooting occurred as a result of an altercation in the parking lot. The altercation did not involve the female until she was shot in the leg, said police.
Wright was then identified as a suspect in the shooting and later was arrested at a residence in the 1300 block of Commerce Drive.
He was taken to the Auburn Police Division where he was interviewed and charged with attempted murder.
Wright then was taken to the Lee County Jail where he was being held on a $75,000 bond. Police anticipate additional charges.
Game Time Sports Bar & Grill, located at 675 Opelika Road, apologized for the incident on its Facebook page.
“Game Time in no way will tolerate or condone such occurrences,” reads the post. “We take pride in trying to have a comfortable, safe and inviting atmosphere for our customers to enjoy.”
The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division.
Police ask if anyone has information regarding this incident to call the Auburn Police Division General Investigation Section at 334-501-3140 or the Auburn tip line at 334-246-1391.