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Cellphone video shows shooting in Garrison

Jerrod Griffith Jerrod Griffith
Juan Tutt mug shot courtesy of Shelby County Jail. Juan Tutt mug shot courtesy of Shelby County Jail.
TyQuwon Bussey mug shot courtesy of Shelby County Jail. TyQuwon Bussey mug shot courtesy of Shelby County Jail.
James Tutt mug shot courtesy of Shelby County Jail. James Tutt mug shot courtesy of Shelby County Jail.
GARRISON, TX (KTRE) -

Garrison Police Chief Joel Barton says three Timpson men came to Garrison to settle a score.

"They came over here armed, and they were intending to cause bodily harm when they got here," Barton said. "Weapons were drawn and shots were fired and that's why people were in such a panic over here."

The fight was captured in a cellphone video.

Jerrod Griffith says the three men were after him because of a girl.

Authorities believe Juan Tutt was angry at Griffith for talking to his girlfriend.

And Tutt gathered his brother, James Tutt, and TyQuwon Bussey in Timpson and headed to East Texas Apartments in Garrison.

The video shows a group fighting.

A gun is pulled, aimed and four shots fired. But no one was hit.

Police say Griffith was pistol-whipped.

"Of course I had people that were frantic out here when I pulled up," Barton said. "They were in a state of panic."

"He better go ahead and turn himself in while he can before he gets hurt or winds up in a casket because he done mess with the wrong people when he came down here," Griffith said.

A game warden and state troopers stopped their car later Friday on Highway 87 between Timpson and Center.

James Tutt and Bussey were both arrested. Juan Tutt is still on the loose.

"He left here armed, so I'm going to say that he is going to be dangerous," Barton said.

That's what worries Griffith, who says he will take measures to ensure his safety.

"I'm already going to have to have a gun for self-defense to take them out," Griffith said.

Who pulled the trigger is unclear at this point.

Barton says he won't tolerate this violence in his city.

"They just don't think," Barton said. "They came here with just one thought in their mind and that was to retaliate."

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