Authorities have made an arrest in the weekend shooting in a Valley, Ala., parking lot.
Joseph Desmond Ferrell, 29, of Lanett, Ala., was arrested Monday at the East Alabama Medical Center and charged with first-degree assault, two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle and three counts of first-degree attempted assault, said Valley Police Capt. Mike Reynolds.
Police say Ferrell confronted four people, one of whom was his ex-wife, in the parking lot of the Waffle House on Fob James Drive around 2:30 a.m. CDT Sunday. When the four people tried to leave the lot, Ferrell fired two shots from a handgun, hitting a 38-year-old Lanett man in the upper chest.
A back seat passenger then grabbed a handgun and shot back, hitting Ferrell in the leg. The driver then drove off and took the injured man to the George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital, where he was listed Monday in fair condition, Reynolds said.
Ferrell left the parking lot in his own vehicle, went to his home and called 911.