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Store clerk talks about shooting that injured Madison County deputy

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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Texas man is custody after shooting two police officers and leading authorities on high speed chase stretching across two states. He was booked in the Lincoln County Jail.

Joseph Scott Shriver is charged with attempted murder first degree among other charges. His bond was set at more than $1.6 million. His is scheduled to be in court Thursday, December 1st.

Both of the officers that were shot are expected to be ok.

Dell Lewter said one second he was waiting on a customer at a Citgo in Hazel Green, the next, he saw blue lights and a Madison County Sheriff's Deputy with a car pulled over.

Then the bullets started flying.

Dell Lewter heard the gunfire as he worked the third shift at the Citgo in Hazel Green.

"I heard at least 15 shots, if not more. It was a semi-automatic weapon. I walked out there with my hands in the air so that he could see. I wanted him to know I'm there to help not there to harm him. I said, ‘Buddy you alright, you hurt?' He said, ‘I'm hit. I'm hurt.' I said, ‘Hold on, buddy. I'll call 911. I'll get you some help.' He was hit below the lip right below the mouth in the chin area,' said Lewter.

Around 11:30 Monday night, Deputy Brent Beavers spotted a vehicle that matched the description from a robbery on Moores Mill Road.

Authorities said Joseph Shriver walked into the Super Stop, fired an assault rifle into the Plexiglas, and ran out with cash.

15 minutes later, Beavers pulled the suspect's car over at the intersection of Highway 231 and Joe Quick Road in Hazel Green.

Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning said Shriver fired an AK-47 assault rifle 12 to 15 times at the deputy's car.

Officer Beavers was hit in the face.

"So when I get a phone call in the middle of the night saying we have an officer shot I roll out of bed, I wake up, I start going through my programming of ‘ok how can we help him? Is he getting help? Now let's catch the bad guy,'" said Dorning. "I'm going to tell you we are going to get the bad guy. You come in hurt one of our folks hurt one of our citizens we are pretty durn good at getting the bad guy," he said.

Fayetteville Police Officer Justin Raby was also shot when he located Shriver's vehicle on Highway 110 and Highway 53.

He was wounded in the shoulder but is expected to make a full recovery.


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