By Ashley Remkus | [email protected], AL.COM
A man is being charged with attempted murder after firing shots at an Albertville police officer during a weekend chase, authorities said.
Marc Shadrick Alcime, 24, is charged in the Sunday morning incidents, Albertville police announced today.
The situation began around 2 a.m. when an officer went to investigate a report of a possible drunken driver. The officer stopped the suspect’s vehicle near Rose Road and Lexington Avenue, said police Chief Jamie Smith.
Alcime, the suspect driver, got out of the vehicle and ran behind a building, police said in a statement.
“As the officer made his way around the building, the subject pulled a gun and fired 2 shots at the officer, as he was still running,” the police department’s statement says. “Fortunately, the officer was able to dive out of the way of the gunfire and was uninjured.”
Alcime fled but was taken into custody around 6 a.m. when officers were called to investigate a possible burglar at a nearby apartment building, police said.
Smith told AL.com Alcime broke his leg when he jumped a privacy fence in the area. He had surgery on Sunday and could be released by Tuesday, the chief said.
Smith said officers found two shell casings and a handgun that was used in the shooting.