Deputy Shooting Suspect in Court Thursday

Deputy Shooting Suspect in Court Thursday

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Investigators say 17-year old Devin Evans is responsible for shooting bullets into a Mobile County Sheriff's deputies patrol car - while the deputy was still inside.

Amazingly, the deputy wasn't injured.

Here's what happened. Authorities say Evans' grandmother reported her shotgun stolen.

After the deputy completed his report, Evans fired at least two shots from deputies call a hidden position striking the patrol car. Investigators say it was in an attempt to ambush the deputy. A k-9 unit went into nearby woods to flush Evans out. News of the shooting has gotten around the small Wilmer community. Neighbors say the teenager's actions were out of character.

"What I've heard. Devon's a good boy. We have good kids in our neighborhood. They just don't have anything to do," said Faye Hoven.

Evan's admitted to deputies that he was high on the illegal drug spice when the crime was committed.

His grandmother says he's never been in trouble before. Evan's is due in court tomorrow morning for a bond hearing.

An investigation continues in this case. We're told the deputy was given the day off.

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