Suspect in Montgomery standoff Saturday night identified

Suspect in Montgomery standoff Saturday night identified
Sheppard Thomas is charged with three counts of attempting to commit murder (Source: Montgomery County Detention Facility)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The identity of a suspect accused of firing shots at Montgomery police officers before an hours-long standoff Saturday night is now known.

According to Montgomery Police Captain Regina Duckett, Sheppard Thomas was charged in the incident. Duckett said he fired at three responding officers. Thomas is charged with three counts of attempting to commit murder and was booked in the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where his bond was set at $180,000.

Asked about the suspect’s identity Monday morning, the Montgomery Police Department said it was unable to provide any details until the man’s medical treatment was completed.

Police converged on a motel late Saturday night on Airbase Boulevard, not far from Day Street, on reports of a dispute. When they arrived, officers reported being fired on by the man before he retreated into a room.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, officers took the suspect into custody without injuries to either officers or the suspect.

Montgomery police and sheriff’s deputies converged on a motel Saturday night on Air Base Boulevard.
Montgomery police and sheriff’s deputies converged on a motel Saturday night on Air Base Boulevard. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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