Millbrook police said a 26-year-old man was shot, possibly in the Sandtown community of Millbrook about noon Saturday, in what could have been in a drug deal gone awry.
After he was shot, the victim was driven to Millbrook Fire Department Station No. 1, police said. Once there, paramedics began treating him for a single gunshot wound to the lower left leg.
His injury was deemed non-life-threatening, and he was transported to Baptist Medical Center South for additional treatment.
Because the victim declined to prosecute the individual responsible for shooting him, police said no criminal charges have been filed.
Millbrook police chief P.K. Johnson said the victim made comments indicating that he planned to “handle the situation himself.” Johnson issued a warning against seeking retaliation, and said “street justice” will not be tolerated.
“We will not tolerate anyone attempting to take matters into their own hands or retaliation of any kind. We will be stepping up patrols in the area and our officers will address any and all violations observed,” Johnson said. “Everyone that lives in that area is not a criminal or involved in drug activity, and they don’t want this mess occurring in their neighborhood.”