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Phenix City police: Hamilton man arrested for attempted murder

A Hamilton man was arrested Thursday after a shooting in Phenix City, police said.

Lajuan Ford Jr., 31, is charged with attempted murder and being held in the Russell County Jail, according to Phenix City police department news release.

His arrest stems from a shooting that occurred at the Greenleaf Apartments, at 1701 37th Street in Phenix City, police said. When officers responded to reports of a shooting, they found a 22-year-old Opelika woman with a gunshot wound on her back.

Police said the woman was standing in the apartment parking lot when the shooting occurred and that two nearby vehicles were struck by bullets. She was transported by ambulance to Columbus Regional.

Police said the suspect fled the scene in a green Chevy Malibu. Ford was later arrested at his residence in Hamilton and extradited to Alabama, police said.

A firearm was also recovered, police said.

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