Decatur Police: Shot fired at former 'Bama star McClain - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Decatur Police: Shot fired at former 'Bama star McClain

DECATUR, AL (WAFF)  - Thursday night just before 7:00 p.m. Decatur officer responded to a call from Rolando McClain, the NFL Oakland Raiders and former Alabama football player, of shots being fired at his vehicle.

Officers responded to shots fired call earlier at Second Street S.W. and Memorial Drive, but couldn't find a victim. McClain met officers at 6th Avenue SW and told them that as he was driving, a group of people standing on the corner of 2nd Street and 8th Avenue started shooting at his vehicle.         

Police noticed where one round struck the rear hatch of McClain's Chevrolet Tahoe. The bullet did not penetrate the passenger compartment.

Detectives and Crime Scene investigators were called to McClain's vehicle to process the SUV and remove the bullet. The passengers in McClain's vehicle were interviewed. No one was arrested in the incident.

Academy Sports in Decatur confirmed that McClain bought a gun at their store before the incident Thursday.

[Click here to read about Alabama gun laws (PDF)]

Decatur Police Department is investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to call Decatur Police at 256-341-4660. Persons with information can remain anonymous.   

McClain grew up in Decatur and played linebacker on Alabama's national championship team before turning pro.

Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>
  • 1 killed, 6 shot at Antioch church

    1 killed, 6 shot at Antioch church

    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:14:40 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-09-24 22:58:00 GMT

    Metro Police have identified the shooter at an Antioch church who killed one person in the parking lot and wounded six others inside the building's sanctuary.

    More >>

    Metro Police have identified the shooter at an Antioch church who killed one person in the parking lot and wounded six others inside the building's sanctuary.

    More >>
  • Auburn student's post, selfies with rape suspect go viral

    Auburn student's post, selfies with rape suspect go viral

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:47:04 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of the suspects named in the case.

    More >>

    As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of the suspects named in the case.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly