Robbery, shooting prompted heavy police presence in Pike Road

The unknown suspect and a witness exchanged shots, according to the sheriff
Published: May. 31, 2022 at 5:10 PM CDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 10:15 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The heavy police presence that brought multiple law enforcement officers to a quiet Pike Road neighborhood Tuesday afternoon started with a robbery at a nearby business that prompted gunfire, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham.

WSFA 12 News found a heavy police presence on Faversham Court, located in the Lochshire subdivision just off Vaugh Road, around 5 p.m. That’s a located near the town hall and multiple businesses.

A sheriff’s office spokesman could only initially say that an “incident” at the nearby Dollar General led police to the neighborhood. Sheriff Cunningham provided further details about the robbery around 6:15 p.m., noting that the suspect walked into the store, pulled a gun and robbed the business.

The sheriff said a witness saw the suspect leaving the store and followed him. At that point, the suspect began firing shots at the witness, whom the sheriff says returned fire. It’s unclear if anyone was hit after multiple rounds were discharged, however. A sheriff’s office spokesman confirmed the suspect may have been injured, but it is not yet known if he was shot.

The unidentified suspect then fled into the Lochshire neighborhood and into an occupied home, the sheriff stated, prompting the resident to flee.

The suspect is still being sought. No description has been made available. The sheriff’s office is asking residents to in the immediate area to check their home security systems for any subject running on foot or any suspicious activity.

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