EUFAULA, Ala. — Eufaula police announce Wednesday a man previously brought in for questioning about a shooting on Edna Street is now in custody as a suspect.
A press release says 46-year-old Willie Edward Steele is charged with attempted murder, first degree burglary, and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. He is being held at the Eufaula City Jail until a bond hearing.
Police say the shooting victim, 34-year-old Cedric D. Price of Eufaula, remains in critical condition at a Montgomery hospital.
As News 3 reported, officers were called to the shooting at a home on Edna Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday evening. Price was found shot close range with a shotgun and hit in his upper thigh.
Police say Steele and Price are not related, but the incident does appear to be “domestic in nature”.
The case remains under investigation.