Wilmer officer-involved shooting scene

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) -- The man who investigators were looking to arrest was already in jail when a task force raided his former home in Wilmer on Thursday morning.

Ann Rylee, a 19-year-old woman who now lives at the home on Old Moffat Road, was shot several times as investigators made their way inside the house. Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran claims that Rylee had a shotgun in her hand and pointed it at officers.

Cochran said, "The entry team was giving her orders, 'Drop the gun, put the gun down, drop the gun,' several times over a period of a few seconds." He continued, "She pointed the gun at one of them and two or three agents fired upon her."

Family members told FOX10 News that Rylee is hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to survive. The family also disputed the sheriff's claims and said that the agents never identified themselves as law enforcement and never told Rylee to drop the gun.

Ann Rylee

Ann Rylee

The task force serving the warrants were at the home looking for Nicholas McLeod. Family members said McLeod hasn't lived at that address for a while, and that Rylee and McLeod's nephew currently live there.

McLeod was booked into jail around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, about 15 hours before investigators raided his former home.

Sheriff Cochran said, "We do know that there is a miscommunication in this situation. We don't know the exact cause. We have narrowed it down to one of two things."

He said one cause could be that investigators did not run one final check before sending teams out to make the arrest. The second cause could be a problem where a computer system did not communicate that the warrants were no longer active.

He added, "If she would not have pointed a gun at the agents they would have determined all that on the scene and would have bid her a good day and thank you very much."

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, and US Customs and Border Patrol conducted the raid. Sheriff Cochran said that the shots were not fired by Mobile County Sheriff's Office deputies. He said the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation will be the agency investigating the shooting.

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Sheriff Cochran is lying when said the agents would have bid her a good night.

He knows that victim would have been thrown to the floor., handcuffed and humiliated by his goons and their jackbooted allies. No apologies would have been given.

And as will be in this cases no law enforcement thug will get anything other than a pat on the back by corrupt administration.

Deaf Smith

Hopefully the cops had body cams and the truth will come out.


She has a right to be secured in her property and to defend herself. If she sues them correctly it will cost the police department a lot of money.

You have to make them pay for these kinds of egregious errors or they will continue to disrespect your rights in favor of their actions which they think are justified when in fact they are not.

In any case, the victim is entitled to equitable reward. For the government, paper currency is a small price to pay since they can print as much as they want. It is the people who pay the ultimate price for the government's malfeasance.

Technically the civil war never ended officially. Freedom is paid by the blood of patriots and tyrants. We are literally in a protracted civil war however the battle ground are the courts and our homes.

The cops are still the good guys because they admitted fault. It's up to us to create enough of an uproar that the people will vote for laws that either restrict police authority/immunity further or grant/make laws supporting more freedom.

It is CRUCIAL that everyone understand the basic structure that was created by the Founders and which has endured ever since.

There are two entities called “the United States”:

1. the Continental United States comprised of fifty (50) geographically defined nation states acting as a federation (The “United States of America” was never a sovereign nation, just a business association, folks. It’s the land‐based States that are separate sovereign nations.), and the Federal United States comprised of fifty-seven (57) states

2. the fifty Federal States plus the Federal Territories and Possessions which are counted as “States” of their union which is supposed to operate exclusively in the international jurisdiction of the sea.

• Continental United States = 50 Separate Nation States operating “as” a nation on the land jurisdiction.

• Federal United States = 50 Incorporated Franchises of the “United States of America, Inc.” operating the international jurisdiction of the sea, plus seven “nation states” ‐‐‐ Guam, Puerto Rico, etc., operating as “the United States of America (Minor)”‐‐‐for a total of 57 states.

This is the way it is, and the way it has always been!

The Federales and their “Federal State” agents are not supposed to be trespassing on our land jurisdiction, except to serve and take care of and monitor their own citizens and attending to their duties as contractors.

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