APD investigating Monday assault on Carver Avenue

Published 8:42 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2006

By By Adam Prestridge
Martin Luther King Jr. was known for his non-violent approach to situations.
On Monday, a disturbance on Carver Avenue in Atmore disrupted the community's celebration honoring the Civil Rights icon and caused an unpleasant end to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Atmore Police Department responded to a call just after 4:30 p.m. to a disturbance in a parking lot near McNeil Grocery between two black males involving a gun. Upon arrival, police officers were told that the injured victim had left the scene to be treated at Atmore Community Hospital.
While still on the scene, officers received a call at 4:50 p.m. for a disturbance in the hospital's parking lot. More than seven squad cars raced to ACH to question the victim in hopes of apprehending the suspect.
Officers spoke with the victim, Calvin McCants, 24, of Atmore, who stated that while he and some friends were speaking to each other earlier on Carver Avenue he was approached by David Lee Hudson, 31, of Atmore regarding a disagreement. McCants stated that Hudson was angered and started beating him with a 9mm handgun causing injuries to his head and face.
McCants was treated and released from ACH for injuries sustained as a result of the assault.
The case is currently under investigation.

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