Deputy Shooting Suspect in Court Thursday

Deputy Shooting Suspect in Court Thursday

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spike in "Spice" Leads to Deaths, Illnesses

    Spike in "Spice" Leads to Deaths, Illnesses

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:58:46 GMT
    Mobile police are investigating two deaths and an unusual increase in illnesses from using synthetic marijuana, also known as "Spice."
    Mobile police are investigating two deaths and an unusual increase in illnesses from using synthetic marijuana, also known as "Spice."
  • Mobile County Woman Killed For Talking To Police

    Mobile County Woman Killed For Talking To Police

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:56:08 GMT

    Six years after a mother from Mobile County went missing; one of two men goes on trial for her murder. Authorities say Tammy Stokes was killed because she was a “snitch.”

    Six years after a mother from Mobile County went missing; one of two men goes on trial for her murder. Authorities say Tammy Stokes was killed because she was a “snitch.”


  • Are Health Issues Connected to BP Oil Spill?

    Are Health Issues Connected to BP Oil Spill?

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:26:34 GMT
    Four years after the BP oil spill and health concerns are still an issue for many. Rashes, respiratory ailments, burning of the skin and eyes, all symptoms that have many asking if it's because of the oil spill clean up.
    Four years after the BP oil spill and health concerns are still an issue for many. Rashes, respiratory ailments, burning of the skin and eyes, all symptoms that have many asking if it's because of the oil spill clean up.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.