Suspect in cop, deputy shootings charged with attempted murder

Story highlights

  • The suspect faces two counts of attempted murder
  • A Tennessee police officer was hit by bullet fragments and glass
  • The man is accused of robbing an Alabama convenience store
  • Authorities say he fled to a nearby Tennessee county
A Tennessee man accused of wounding an Alabama sheriff's deputy and a Tennessee police officer has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after his capture overnight, authorities announced Tuesday.
The suspect, 28-year-old Joseph Scott Shriver, is accused of shooting a law enforcement officer in each state after fleeing from an armed robbery in Huntsville, Alabama, near the Tennessee state line. He was arrested in Lincoln County, Tennessee, about 25 miles north of Huntsville, a spokesman for the Madison County Sheriff's Office in Huntsville told CNN.
Shriver was being held in the Lincoln County jail in Fayetteville, Tennessee, on the attempted murder charges, plus separate counts of evading arrest, vandalism and possession of a firearm. His bond on those charges totals nearly $1.7 million, said Chris Thornton, a spokesman for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.
Madison County sheriff's spokesman Brent Patterson said the suspect robbed a convenience store in Huntsville on Monday night, then shot a deputy who tried to pull him over. The deputy was undergoing surgery Tuesday morning.
A Fayetteville police officer suffered minor wounds from glass and bullet fragments after attempting to stop the suspect, Fayetteville Police Lt. Joel Massey told CNN.
Massey said the suspect rolled out of his car and began shooting at at the officer, Justin Raby, after being puilled over.