One Arrested for Shooting Man in the Leg

One Arrested for Shooting Man in the Leg

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MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA - The Mobile Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened in Coden.

Deputies say on Saturday, October 26, they responded to a report of one shot around the area of 11th Street and Oregon Avenue in Coden. The shooting happened around 11:00 a.m.

When deputies arrived, they found Lester Hoeck III suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. According to Hoeck, James Allen Morgan shot him as he was walking down the road. Hoeck was transported to USA Medical Center for treatment. His condition is not known.

Deputies located Morgan and took his weapon, a pistol, away from him. When questioned, Morgan says he suspected Hoeck of stealing items from his property. According to Morgan, he warned Hoeck not to come on or near his property. Morgan says Hoeck was screaming profanity at him near his property when he shot him.

Deputies took James Morgan into custody. He is charged with Assault 2nd Degree and was transported to Mobile Metro Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.


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