Suspect In Councilman's Shooting Jailed In Miss.

Posted at 4:33 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 17:33:39-05

The suspect accused of shooting Metro Councilman Loniel Greene, Jr. has been arrested in Mississippi. 

Officials with Metro police said Monday that 19-year-old Brandon Hunt-Clark has been jailed for armed robbery in Grenada, located about 100 miles south of Memphis.   

Greene was shot near a gas station on Oceola Avenue back on November 4. Hunt-Clark was later identified as one of two suspects in the case.  

A warrant for his arrest was issued on November 10. 

Hunt-Clark allegedly robbed the Granada Inn on December 10. He was arrested and held on a $100,000 bond. 

He is believed to have been recently staying in the Grenada area, however, it's unknown if he has any family there. 

Police said they have placed a hold/extradition request with Grenada authorities.  

Councilman Greene released the following statement in response to the arrest: 

“I am saddened to learn that this young man has continued down a troubled path of committing violent crimes. I hope he has an opportunity to turn his life around once he has been held accountable for his actions. I am confident that the Mayor’s Youth Summit will be a catalyst to finding innovative solutions to eliminate youth violence in our city as we work to save our youth.“