Smithfield Police Arrest 81 Year-Old Shooting Suspect

An elderly Smithfield man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly shot a female acquaintance.

Smithfield Police responded to the 11:30am shooting in the 800 block of Third Avenue.   The victim, Tiffany Williams, 36, of Third Avenue, was transported to the hospital for treatment of a serious but non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Police said they found 81 year-old Jasper Spruill, also of Third Avenue, still at the scene. He was taken into custody and the weapon used in the shooting was recovered, according to Police Captain R. Sheppard.

A motive for the shooting has not been determined.

Spruill was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was incarcerated in the Johnston County Jail under a $40,000 bond.