Sardis robbery turns deadly - suspects on run - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Sardis robbery turns deadly - suspects on run

DALLAS COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The Dallas County Sheriff's Office is working the scene of a fatal shooting they believe started as a robbery in Sardis.

According to the Dallas County Sheriffs Office, it all started in the Sunshine Village Community in Sardis.

Investigators responded to a call of shots fired. When they arrived on the scene they found a 19-year-old male shot in the chest and shoulder. He died on the scene.

Authorities believe the victim was attempting to rob someone when he was shot. An abandoned car was found near the scene. Police believe four people, including the victim were in the car preparing to commit a robbery shortly before the shooting.

At this time the shooter is in custody and is claiming self defense.  Deputies are searching for others they believe were involved with the attempted robbery.

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