First there were reports of gunshots fired in a Tallassee neighborhood. Then a police chase that ended when the suspects tried to run over the officers in pursuit. WSFA news reporter Jennifer Oravet was the only reporter at the scene and talked with residents.
Neighbors are soaking in the news, as investigators comb through evidence from Tallassee's first shooting of the year. "I heard about five or six shots. I got my kid and just go on the floor," says resident Robert Potts. The big news isn't the initial shots fired on Wall Street, it happened after the first officers showed up on the scene. "They made an attempt to stop a party, the party tried to move at them with a car and the officers had to use their weapons, " says Tallassee Police Chief Jimmy Rogers.
After police fired the shots, they chased the suspects until it ended in a stream. Police haven't released the names of the suspects involved in the case. Now neighbors have a strong message for anyone who may open fire on their street. "Stop firing the shots, we've got kids and innocent people. Stop shooting like that."