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3 Alabama teens arrested, accused of shooting at deputies

September 5, 2019

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Three teenagers face charges for allegedly firing on deputies in Alabama’s Jefferson County.

The sheriff’s office said Thursday that 18-year-olds Jaheem Carlisle, of Fairfield, and Malik Cooper, of Bessemer, and the 17-year-old brother of one of them, were arrested for attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and second-degree criminal mischief.

Jail records don’t indicate if any of them have an attorney. The 17-year-old’s name was withheld because of his age.

Al.com reports gunfire erupted about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bessemer Police Chief Mike Roper says no one was injured.

Roper says the on-duty deputies were in plain clothes and an unmarked car when a vehicle passed and stopped. The suspects then shot at the deputies before fleeing.

Sheriff’s Capt. David Agee says deputies recovered two AR-15-type rifles and two handguns.

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