Gordo man charged with attempted murder


GORDO, Ala. (WIAT) — A Gordo man is charged with attempted murder after shooting and wounding the Gordo police chief last week.

James Corder, 76, was released from UAB Hospital Friday, and was taken into custody by Pickens County Sheriff’s deputies.  He is currently in the Pickens County Jail with no bond.

24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Chris McCool tells WIAT 42 News that after reviewing the preliminary report from the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, there was enough evidence to charge Corder with attempted murder.

Corder is accused of shooting at Police Chief Todd Hall after Hall and other officers were called to the Grandview Apartments on a complaint of loud music. After approaching Corder, the officers were fired upon, with Hall being hit. The chief suffered minor injuries. Corder was then shot and taken into custody. He has been at UAB Hospital since the incident.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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