Deputy shoots, wounds suspect in Alabama drug investigation
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a sheriff’s deputy shot a man who tried to strike several undercover officers with a vehicle.
Mobile County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lori Myles tells news outlets that 53-year-old Michael Orlando had evaded multiple law enforcement agencies throughout Tuesday.
Authorities first encountered the 53-year-old during a Saraland police narcotics investigation at a car wash. He hit another vehicle while fleeing the scene.
Later that evening, undercover narcotics officers with the sheriff’s office and Mobile police set up a sting at a shopping center. Authorities say McGregor showed up and tried to run over deputies.
One deputy shot him. He was hospitalized with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
No officers were injured.
Charges haven’t been released.