Atmore man arrested on attempted murder charges

Published 2:40 pm Tuesday, June 19, 2018

An Atmore man is in jail on attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting into an occupied vehicle on June 14, according to police officials.

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said in a release that Labrandon Sharp, of Atmore, turned himself into the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office on June 18, and is facing three counts of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Brooks said at approximately 5:30 p.m., the APD was called to the 300 block of Montgomery Street in response to a subject discharging a weapon into a vehicle.

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“On arrival, officers discovered that shots were actually fired into a vehicle occupied by two adults and a 7-year-old child at the intersection of North Main Street and Liberty Street,” Brooks said. “The occupants were not injured. The victims told officers after the shooting that they fled to a residence on Montgomery Street to get away from the offender, and to notify the police.”

See Wednesday’s paper for the complete story.