MPD: Man Wounded When Suspect Shoots Into Car

Declante Phillips

Was it a case of mistaken identity, or something else? Mobile Police trying to track down a guy they say opened fire on another guy in a car, Christmas Eve.

Declante Jermaine Phillips turned himself in to police Thursday, January 16.

According to investigators, the victim told them he was giving a friend a ride to a hotel on the I-65 West Service Road. But when he pulled his vehicle around back of the hotel, that's when things went south.

Police say the victim, told them a man got out of the passenger side of a white pick-up, with a gun in his hand, and then started shooting, hitting the victim at least once. The victim managed to get to a hospital where he was treated for a serious gunshot wound. He's expected to recover. The victim claims he didn't know Phillips, and has no idea why he was shot.

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