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Teen charged after shots fired into occupied vehicle in Prattville

The Prattville Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with multiple...
The Prattville Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with multiple counts following an incident Thursday afternoon involving shots being fired into an occupied vehicle.
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 5:31 PM CST
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PRATTVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - The Prattville Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with multiple counts following an incident Thursday afternoon involving shots being fired into an occupied vehicle.

Prattville Police Chief Mark Thompson did not release the minor’s name, though he is charged as an adult. However, he could say the suspect is now charged with two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, and one count of certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm.

Police responded to 200 block of Brookhaven Drive to investigate reports of shots fired around 1:35 p.m., detaining the teen upon arrival and recovering a firearm.

Thompson said after talking with the suspect, officers determined he’d fired approximately seven rounds at an occupied vehicle, hitting the automobile three times. No one inside the vehicle, including a child, were injured in the incident.

The chief said one of the bullets hit a nearby home.

A motive for the shooting was not clear.

The juvenile is being held at the Autauga County Metro Jail under bonds totaling $180,000.

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