By Ray King
A $150,000 bond was set Wednesday for a man accused of shooting another man on Monday.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Raymond Johnson, 21, with first-degree battery and aggravated assault.
According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Corey Wilfong, police were sent to 3201 S. Fir St., at 12:07 a.m. in response to a reported shooting. Witnesses said they saw two people firing shots at the location and officers found spent shell casings at the scene.
One witness told police they fired back after being shot at and later saw a social media post from a person later identified as Johnson about the shooting.
Deputy Prosecutor Jay Girard said during the court hearing that the victim of the shooting is currently in critical condition at UAMS after being shot in the throat.
When Johnson was interviewed by police, he allegedly admitted to being involved in the shooting but said he did not shoot first.
Johnson was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.