Muscogee County Sheriff’s Deputy shot early Thursday morning in Phenix City

Crime

UPDATE 10/14/2021 3:00 p.m. – According to the Phenix City Police Department, Jasmine Richardson is being charged with Attempted Murder, Assault first degree, and felony leaving the scene of a traffic crash.

Richardson will be held at the Russell County Jail, pending a preliminary hearing.


UPDATE 10/14/2021 11:22 a.m. – The suspect who allegedly shot a Muscogee County Deputy is in custody following an incident Thursday morning. The deputy is listed as being in stable condition.

According to officials with the Phenix City Police Department, police responded to the area of Sandfort Road and Post Ridge Apartment after reports of a shooting. When officers arrived to the area, they found a vehicle that had hit the guardrail and a man inside who had been shot in the head.

Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman said the suspect pulled up in a vehicle beside a car driven by a Muscogee County deputy at an intersection and opened fire.

At the 1200 block of Sandfort Road, a second vehicle involved in the incident was discovered by officers. The vehicle’s driver had got out the vehicle and ran into the woods according to police.

According to the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect identified as Jasmine Richardson, age 31, turned himself in to the Phenix City Police Department.

The deputy is currently undergoing surgery. His injuries are considered non-life threatening at this time.

The shooting happened at 6:10 a.m. Oct. 14, 2021, when Richardson opened fire on the deputy’s vehicle while he was driving to work from Phenix City, according to officials with the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.

Update: News 3 has learned a deputy with the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office was shot in Phenix City around 5:30 this morning. The deputy is reportedly in stable condition. Stay with News 3 for updates on this developing story.


Previous Reporting: There’s currently a heavy law enforcement presence on Sandfort Road in Phenix.

Several Phenix City police cars could be seen around 9:00 Thursday morning and a portion of the road is taped off with crime scene tape.

The U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force is also on scene.

News 3 has a crew on the scene and will provide more details as we follow this developing story.

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