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Hoover man arrested for shooting at firefighters

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Phillip Earl Jones, Junior. Phillip Earl Jones, Junior.

Hoover police tells ABC 33/40 a man who shot at firefighters is now charged with attempted murder.

A warrant was issued Thursday by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office for Phillip Earl Jones, Junior, of Hoover. Jones was arrested for attempted murder after an altercation at his home in the Lake Cyrus subdivision.

The Hoover Fire Department responded to a call around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning for medical assistance at his home in the 1600 block of Lake Cyrus Club Drive. As firemen were entering the front door, several shots were fired by Jones.

Responding police units took Jones into custody and transported him to Shelby Baptist Hospital. Jones was treated for minor injuries and released a short time later. He was taken back into police custody and transported to Hoover City jail.

Jones is charged with one count of attempted murder with a bond of $30,000.00 He has since been transferred to the Jefferson County jail.

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