Search on for suspect in shooting
by Ron Harris
Nov 03, 2013 | 4962 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jasper police were searching Saturday night for a suspect in a shooting on Indiana Avenue in downtown Jasper.

Just after 8 p.m., Jasper police and firefighters were dispatched to the 2600 block of Indiana Avenue after reports of a black male being shot were called in.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken by ambulance to UAB Hospital in Birmingham. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

A motive for the shooting was not known.

“We haven’t established that just yet,” said Officer Joseph Homan, the event shift supervisor.

The suspect, who was described as a black male, left the scene on foot and police were scouring the area searching for him.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Jasper police at (205) 221-2121.

Hueytown man

dies in ATV accident

A 25-year-old Hueytown man was killed when an ATV he was driving flipped over at the Biscuit Mountain ORV Park in Oakman Saturday afternoon.

Walker County Coroner J.C. Poe said Joshua Blake Harper, 25, was pronounced dead on the scene from a head injury after his Razor ATV rolled over on him at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The victim's wife, who was also in the vehicle, was treated by Regional Paramedical Services at the scene but refused to be taken to a hospital for further evaluation. She was apparently wearing a safety restraint, but her husband was not. Walker County Sheriff's deputies and Alabama State Troopers were called to the scene to investigate the accident.

The Oakman Fire Department also responded.