MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A teenager arrested for shooting at a deputy with a shotgun has confessed to the crime, according to Mobile County Sheriffs officials.
Authorities told FOX10 17-year-old Devin Evans also confessed to smoking synthetic marijuana, also known as ‘Spice,' shortly before the chaotic incident.
Evans is charged with attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle after investigators said he ambushed them Tuesday, July 9 outside a home in Wilmer.
Authorities were responding to a call on Findley Court where a grandmother reported her shotgun had been stolen by her grandson, identified as Evans.
"I did the best I can do to raise him," said grandmother Tressie Weaver. "I love my baby."
Weaver told FOX10 she called law enforcement officials after Evans busted into her home, acting erratically.
She said he had just returned from visiting a friend nearby.
"I looked at him and it looked like he just looked up at me and I can see it wasn't my Devin," said Weaver.
She said the teen locked himself in her bedroom and grabbed a shotgun. Weaver said he cracked her car windshield with the weapon and then ran into the woods.
"I was in shock. This child is so humble," said Evans' cousin, Crystal Weaver. "I mean when he comes around to my house it's like he's afraid to even fix himself something to drink he's just so humble."
With the teen still missing, deputies arrived to complete a report. The family suspected the teen had been introduced to synthetic marijuana based on his actions.
Deputies said Evans came back to the home and fired two shots while still standing in the woods.
Officials told FOX10 he fled the scene and tossed the weapon before K-9s tracked him down.
The investigation is ongoing.
Authorities said Evans has no criminal history.
A deputy was injured by shattered glass; however, we're told his injuries were not serious
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