MCCALLA, Ala. (WIAT) — A McCalla man is not facing charges after shooting a person who turned out to be his niece’s fiancé.
According to Chief Deputy Randy Christian with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of a person with a weapon in the 6500 block of Loveless Park Loop in McCalla around 7 a.m.
When deputies arrived in the area, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds walking in the 6200 block of Lou George Loop with a woman. The man had reportedly been shot by another male at a residence in the 6500 block of Loveless Park Loop. When deputies went to the residence, no one was home.
A 911 caller reported that the shooter was in a wooded area behind the home. When deputies started searching, the subject emerged out of the woods and surrendered without incident.
Christian said the shooter told investigators he heard a knock at his door this morning, and looked outside to see a person wearing a hoodie with their face covered. He got his gun and asked the person to identify themselves; they wouldn’t, so he advised them he had a gun. he looked out again to see a person running away. He then opened the door to find another person crouching in front.
The homeowner says he backed into his home and ordered the person to stop, but they didn’t so he fired a shot at the man, who fled on foot. This was the man deputies found walking on Lou George Loop.
Investigators say the man who was shot is the fiance of the woman he was with, and she is the niece of the homeowner. She told investigators they had come to the house to take back property they believe was stolen from her.
The homeowner will not be charged. The case of the niece and her fiancé will be presented to a grand jury to determine charges.