Anniston police: Confusing shooting incident solved
by Graham Milldrum
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2009 | 2474 views |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Anniston police say they have made an arrest in a confusing June 9 shooting. The suspect was in Calhoun County Jail Tuesday.

Jeffery Thomas Christian, 22, of the 2200 block of McCoy Avenue, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

The clear facts were that a 34year-old woman and a 36-year-old man were both hit by bullets around 11:10 p.m. At the time, the story of the husband and wife, both shot, conflicted over such basic details as who shot them and why.

The man said two men the couple had been drinking with shot them as they were driving on McKleroy Avenue. The woman told police two unknown people came up behind the car on McKleroy Avenue and then opened fire.

The woman was hit three times, once in the left shoulder, left tricep and grazed by another round, investigators said at the time.

Investigators said a round “nicked” the man on the inside of his left arm.

Police eventually determined that Christian was the shooter and had fired through the back of the car on McKleroy Avenue.

The shooting apparently stemmed from an earlier argument between the husband and Christian, investigators said.

Police said the couple’s stories did not initially match up because they were on drugs at the time of the shooting.

If convicted of all counts, Christian faces 30 to 60 years in prison.

His bond is set at $250,000. He is to appear in court Sept. 4.
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