UPDATE (8:09 p.m.): New details were released about a man who was shot by deputies Tuesday afternoon.
Charles Rodney Dickson was shot after he rammed his car into a patrol vehicle. Dickson and two others were believed to be involved in a burglary. Deputies were investigating the burglary when the trio was spotted driving in a car along Tom Gunn Road.
Deputies pulled the car over, then and ordered the group to get out of the car. Christian Peters and Carl Edward Peters Jr. got out, but Dickson did not. Instead, he fled from deputies and slammed into the patrol car. Dickson was shot by deputies after slamming the patrol car. The two deputies involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave.
Dickson is in guarded, but stable condition. He’s being closely watched in case his condition worsens. Sgt. Mark Bailey was thankful things weren’t worse.
“A vehicle is not necessarily a weapon, but it can be used,” said Bailey. “In this situation, it was used as a 4,000-pound weapon. It can do extensive damage to anyone not just a deputy but any civilian that might be out in the area, children. So yeah it could have been a lot worse.”
All three men are currently being held in the metro jail. Mobile County deputies confirmed that Carl Peters is the father of Christian Peters.
MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Officials with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed that one person was shot after deputies attempted to pull a car over at Tom Gunn Road.
MCSO officials said they received a tip about burglary suspects and deputies attempted to pull over a group. The suspects allegedly rammed into a deputy’s car. One person was shot and two people are in custody.
Deputies said no one with MCSO is injured.
This is a developing story. WKRG News 5 is working to gather more information. We will update this story as more information becomes available.