Deputy Shooting Suspect Faces Judge in Baldwin County

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) - The man charged with attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy last month was in court Thursday in Bay Minette.

Forrest Bullin is charged with shooting Baldwin County Sheriff's Cpl. Mike Walker as the deputy was attempting to arrest Bullin on a domestic violence charge.

During the preliminary hearing, prosecutors laid out what they know about the case so far. Walker and two other deputies were approaching Bullin's house the night of December 19. As Walker approached, a blast from a shotgun from the rear of the Stockton home sent deputies scrambling for cover.

Walker yelled to Bullin, "This doesn't have to go like this. Come out with your hands up."

Five minutes later, a second blast from Bullin's shotgun from a second-floor window of the house hit Walker in the face and neck area.

Defense attorney Bucky Thomas says Bullin had no idea the deputies were on his property and was in fear for his life from a previous threat in connection with the domestic violence call.

After a four-hour standoff, Bullin surrendered to authorities. He is charged with attempted murder and assault. He is being held in the Mobile Metro Jail.

The case will now be presented to a grand jury. No trial date has been set.

Mobile County

Baldwin County

Northwest Florida