Man shot twice, police looking for attempted murder suspects

Published 2:48pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

One man is in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds as police search for two attempted murder suspects.

A 23-year-old Troy University student and his 26-year-old cousin who was visiting him left an apartment in the 500 block of Gibbs Street for a short time Tuesday night. They returned to the apartment about 10:30 to find two black males who were armed inside the residence.

The intruders and cousins got into a physical altercation, according to police, and the 26-year-old was shot twice – once in the jaw and once in the lower abdomen.

Police report the intruders ran from the apartment and into a residential area. They were dressed in all black and were wearing black ski masks. One suspect is about 6-foot tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has black hair and a dark complexion. The second suspect is about 5-foot, 9 inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He also has black hair and a dark complexion.

“They ran toward a residential area from Gibbs Street, so if anyone saw two black males who were dressed all in black and were running through the area about 10:30 [Tuesday] night, we need you to call us,” said Troy Police Sgt. Benny Scarbrough.

Police officers did recover one handgun from the scene, along with other evidence that Scarbrough said he couldn’t discuss because the investigation is ongoing.

The shooting victim was airlifted from Troy Regional Medical Center to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, but was expected to live, Scarbrough said. The university student was uninjured.

Police area asking anyone with information about the crime to call the Troy Police Department at 566-0500 and ask to speak to a detective or supervisor. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555. The suspects are wanted on charges of burglary and attempted murder.

 

  • TTrojan84

    Would be nice to have a community bulletin or information system that alerted us of these happenings sooner.

    Hope they catch the guys.

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    • Curly

      Sounds like something a gun-hating, liberal, Paul Krugman fanboy would say.

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      • TTrojan84

        Don’t be so ignorant, there is plenty enough of that in this town. If you want to verify my political views and beliefs on protection of liberty and property – Molon Labe-

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        • Curly

          I just want you to stop whining about how sick you are and play flag football.

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  • Geez

    Hope the victims make a full recovery and they catch these guys. Terrible stuff. Stay vigilant, folks.

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  • Observer

    Gibbs street? Sounds like a nice neighborhood in which to build (or renovate) a school. Sort of like Knox Street where the city wound up abandoning a ball park because of the running gun battles.

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  • 4ever4theEagles

    Just curious…How do we know what complexion they were if they were wearing all black and had on black ski masks? Hmmm very odd that they would know they had black hair and dark complexions.

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  • Mook

    That’s a very good question, how do they know what complexion they were? The article does say they were dressed in all black and had on black ski mask. Hmmmm is right.

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  • ballbuster

    the suspects could have been wearing shorts or short sleeve shirts.

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    • Invictus

      Not to mention, during the scuffle, their masks may have come off, which is possibly why they shot at them and took off running.

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  • Prophet

    This is an example of why everyone should carry a gun on them. Best options are a 380 ankle gun and 45 in the belt.Kill criminals such as this because the law sure wont do anything to them even if caught.

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