Uncle Charged with Shooting Nephew


Lisman, Ala. Bond has been set for a West Alabama man accused of trying to kill his nephew. Coleman Circle in Lisman is where the shooting happened. It involved 34-year-old Walter Jackson. He's accused of shooting his 20-year-old nephew nine times.

"He was shot at least three times in the stomach, in the knee, in the neck, in the arm, all over," says Choctaw County Sheriff Tom Abate.

Law enforcement responded to the shooting around 8 Tuesday night. At the time deputies say that between 15 to 20 people possibly witnessed what happened.

"This is the gunman's nephew whom he allegedly shot, and the witnesses are all family members," says Sheriff Abate.

"I don't know nothing about it! I was knocked unconscious," is what Walter Jackson told Newscenter 11 while walking into the Choctaw County Courthouse Friday morning.

"The day after the shooting when we arrested him he was intoxicated," says Sheriff Abate. "So, we did a preliminary interview with him. We stopped the interview; took him on to jail, and we interviewed him the next day. All he remembers was that he got in a fight, and he doesn't remember anything after that."

Investigators recovered a 22 caliber rifle from the victim's stepfather. It's thought to be identical to the one that was used in the shooting.

"The rifle that was used, we believe it was purchased here locally," says Sheriff Abate. "So, we're in the process of getting in contact with the manufacturer to get the ballistics off the rifle, and see if we can match it with the projectiles that were recovered."

At this time the victim remains hospitalized at UAB in Birmingham. Investigators say at last check he was still listed in serious condition.

Meanwhile, the suspect is charged with attempted murder. Bond for him has been set at $50,000. If found guilty he could face up to life in prison.


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