Hayes Charged in Assault

An arrest has been made in a weekend shooting in Wayne County.

Leon Hayes, 29, was taken into custody Monday afternoon.

Hayes is charged with shooting Kenzie Ray Cooley, 26, at least once in the chest Saturday night at a house in the Saint John’s community of Wayne County.

Authorities said Cooley was in stable but serious condition at a Jackson hospital. An investigation into the motive is continuing.

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