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Tuscaloosa Police use K-9 to track, arrest suspect who shot at officer

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Henry MsGhee, Jr. Henry MsGhee, Jr.

An officer with the Tuscaloosa Police Department was responding to a noise complaint, Monday, and was fired upon by a suspect after the suspect fled the scene.  The suspect, Henry McGhee Jr., was arrested and charged with One Count of Attempted Murder.

The officer was responding to a noise complaint at the Woodlawn Manor Apartments  in the3800 Block of 1st Ave.  The officer spoke with two suspects that were standing in front of the building.  The officer left the scene after one of the suspects said he would go in for the night.  The officer returned to the scene after the two suspects remained outside.

When the officer returned, one of the suspects fled on foot.  The officer gave chase and the suspect fired upon the officer.   The officer took cover and lost the suspect after he ran behind a building.

A perimeter was established and K-9 Officer "Kora" located the suspect hiding in a truck covered with a tarp.  The handgun was found behind a tire of the truck. 

The officer was not injured.

The gun had been reported stolen.

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