- An early morning road rage incident led to a gunfire exchange on Interstate 20 westbound just before the Interstate 459 south ramp Thursday morning. The 22-year-old victim told Irondale police “the suspect cut off him off and then continued the harassment.” According to the victim, the suspect – described as a black male wearing a black shirt – took out a gun that looked like an AK-47 and opened fire. The victim fired back with his own gun. Though the round of gunfire did not leave the victim injured, police have found at least nine bullet holes in his Nissan and a passenger window that was shot out (a passenger was also in the car the time). The suspect is still on the run. According to police, he was in a white Chevrolet Suburban with tinted windows that had chrome wheels and chrome over the wheel wells and a Jesus fish on the rear window.
- A 58-year-old Moundville man is being held in the Hale County Jail and facing multiple charges after allegedly attacking his elderly landlord with a machete and then shooting him. According to authorities, the suspect, Jeffery Deshawn Blount, a convicted sex offender, was angry at being evicted and tried to cut victim Roy Tootson’s head off. After the initial attack, Blount then shot Tootson in the face and shoulder in front of his 8-year-old son. Tootson is recovering from the attack and in stable condition while Blount is charged with attempted murder and menacing.
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