MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A Wilmer teenager, whom investigators said fired shots at a Mobile County deputy, had a preliminary hearing, Thursday, August 22.
A Mobile County grand jury will now hear the case of 17-year-old Devin Evans charged with shooting at a Mobile County Sheriff's deputy.
"He fired two shotgun blasts into the deputy's car from a distance of about 20-25 yards away, multiple pellets some of them barely missing the deputy's head," said Mobile County ADA JoBeth Murphree.
In fact, it was said in court 17 pellets hit the deputy's vehicle from the buckshot. Steve Orso, Evans' defense attorney, claims however, his client did not intend to kill.
"He was not intending to murder anyone, there's no motive, no reason, for him to be doing that. He's a 17-year-old, never been in trouble before, there's no intent to kill or harm anyone," said Orso.
The prosecution said that could not be further from the truth.
"You can reasonably conclude that if you're firing two shotgun blasts into an individual’s car your intent is to kill," said Murphree.
Investigators said Evans' grandmother claimed he stole her shotgun and ran out into the woods back in July; that's when the sheriff's office responded. Investigators said the deputy was returning to his vehicle when Evans' shot from the woods.
Backup and K-9 units were called, and Evans was caught. It was also rumored that Evans was on "spice", or synthetic marijuana, when the incident happened, but that hasn't been proven.
Right now, Evans is charged with attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.
The deputy involved in that incident was not hit by any bullets, but he was injured by shattered glass.
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