DATELINE: CREOLA, Ala. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said the wife told her husband that an “intruder” was in their Creola home Sunday night and he armed himself with a gun, WPMI reported. The men shot each other and both went to the hospital, the news outlet reported.
✱“She had been allowing him to stay within the home for a couple of days, providing him food,” Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Paul Burch told WKRG. “There were bottles of urine in the room, which indicated he had been in there for a little while.”
The sheriff’s office hadn’t uncovered a motive for the wife telling her husband that Amacker was an intruder, WKRG reported. Investigators said she was too intoxicated to be interviewed after the shooting, the news outlet reported.
✱ Other sources claim Amacker had lived at the house for about a year.
The woman connected to Sunday’s Creola shooting has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Tracy Reeves, whose boyfriend was hospitalized after her husband shot him, showed up at the office for an interview about the shooting appearing under the influence, says Captain Burch of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.
Reeves agreed to be searched. Deputies found one gram of methamphetamine.
Investigators say Frank Reeves was shot in the chest and has been released from the hospital. Wednesday afternoon Amacker, shot lower leg and elbow, was released from the hospital and booked into jail, charged with attempted murder. Investigators are still looking into why Tracy prompted the confrontation. They’re also trying to sort through conflicting accusations she’s previously made to police that Amacker kidnapped her and held her at gunpoint. Amacker is also charged with possessing drugs and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.