MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police Officer Chad Wynne remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit at USA Medical Center Saturday, March 2.
Police Chief Micheal T. Williams himself walked 18-year-old Jackieth Harrison out of police headquarters. Police said Harrison is charged with five counts of attempted murder and one charge of first degree robbery.
Harrison is one of two suspects in custody.
"The second suspect, who is at USA Medical Center, also will be charged as soon as he's released from the hospital," Williams said.
The chief said Officer Wynne was back in surgery Saturday morning. The police officer is in the same intensive care unit as one of the suspects accused of trying to kill him.
"I understand that he went into surgery also sometime early Saturday morning."
Williams also had some new information on the robbery that happened after store hours at the Winn-Dixie on Government street Friday night.
"It is my understanding that the store was closed. The suspects apparently entered the business, as I understand it, through the front door, held some of the employees hostage. It's my understanding that there was a 911 call from the store that alerted the police officers," the chief said.
Officer Wynne was off-duty when he responded to the call.
"He was working an extra job at another location. He heard the call go out, the robbery call, go out. He was close by. He went to that location to assist on-duty officers, and when the officers attempted to enter the business Officer Chad Wynne was shot," he said.
Robbie Byrd, who works for FOX10 News' parent company Lin Media, lives right across from the store. He heard the gunshots.
"And after the second round of gunshots, we heard about three or four. I came outside to see what was going on. As I was walking outside I heard about 5 or 6 rapid fire gun shots," Byrd said.
Apparently, a bullet hit a window in Byrd's apartment building.
"They had SWAT units on the roof of the building, and also on the fire escape of our apartment complex here," he said.
Williams said investigators found two weapons inside the store.
Police are still trying to determine if there was a third suspect involved.
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