On Tuesday night Mobile County Sheriff’s Deputies exchanged gunfire with a man suspecting of prowling in a neighbor near Ashton Place — an altercation that led to suspect being shot.
According to a press statement, MCSO personnel responded to a call of a possible prowler near Ashton Place, but after searching the caller’s residence were unable to locate a suspect.However, as they were leaving, deputies discovered a subject on the porch of an adjacent resident holding a flashlight and a handgun. According to the police, he began firing firing first, and then deputies returned fire striking the suspect once in the groin area.
After the incident ended, the suspect was identified as 31-year-old Jonathan Dupont, who had an active warrant on a charge of cruelty to animals. Dupont was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released into the custody of the Sheriff’s Department.
Later, he was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail for the outstanding warrant and four new charges stemming from the shooting, including three counts of attempted murder and an additional charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
Dupont’s only previous charges in the county are menacing and cruelty to animals, which were levied against him earlier this year.