MOBILE, Ala. -- According to Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste, the suspect accused of shooting a Mobile Police officer Friday night has been captured.

Dajoune Devon DuBose, 18, is locked up at Mobile County Metro Jail, where he is being held Saturday on charges of attempted murder and first-degree receiving stolen property.

The officer reportedly pulled over a reported stolen vehicle shortly before 7 p.m. Friday. The suspect opened fire, striking the officer in the arm. Officials say the officer returned fire.

The shooting happened in the parking of the Walmart Neighborhood Market at the intersection of Cottage Hill Road and Hillcrest Road.

The suspect fled the scene and was on the run for several hours, police said. 

During the manhunt, Mobile Public Safety Director James Barber advised residents in the area of Cottage Hill and Hillcrest Roads to stay in their homes, turn their lights off and lock all doors as officers search for the suspect.

Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told members of the media Friday night that no gun had been recovered in the vehicle and that his officers had to operate under the assumption that the suspect was armed and dangerous.

Dajoune Devon DuBose perp walk

Dajoune Devon DuBose is shown in custody on his way to booking at Mobile County Metro Jail.

Police extended their search area a half mile from the original crime scene in their efforts to locate the suspect. K-9 units as well as SWAT were utilized.

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