ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) - An Albertville man found out the hard way why it isn’t a good idea to run from the police. He’s charged with attempted murder in a bizarre incident that sent him to the hospital.
It all got started with a simple traffic stop, a traffic stop that ended in gunfire.
That traffic stop was on Rose Road near Lexington Avenue around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Chief Jamie Smith says they believe the driver was possibly intoxicated. When the officer approached the vehicle the driver got out out of the car and fired two shots, then ran away.
Area law enforcement agencies responded and searched for the driver for about two hours. They got a break when a call came in about a burglary call to an apartment near where the traffic stop happened.
“Come to find out it was the suspect from the shooting who was actually laying on the ground. He had, apparently during the running away part or some time during the night, tried to jump a six foot privacy fence and when he landed on the other side he broke his leg,” said Smith.
He’s currently recovering in the hospital in police custody and is expected to be released on Tuesday from the hospital.
He’s being identified as 24-year-old Marc Shadrick Alcime of Albertville.