A Mobile man was wounded in a shootout with Mobile Police officers on Monday night invading the home of resident on Tanner Williams Road. Once he’s released from the hospital, 42-year-old James Joseph Fulton will face several charges related the May 18 incident. According to a MPD press release, officers responded to the residence on Tanner Williams Road a little after 8 p.m. when a possible home invasion with shots fired was first reported.
Upon arrival, officers discovered Fulton had fired several shots from an SKS assault rifle at the homeowner, who was able to flee from the location unharmed. Police arrived on scene as Fulton was attempting to steal a vehicle from the home.
Fulton was displaying erratic behavior, according to the police. He then fired at his weapon at multiple officers, striking two patrol vehicles occupied by MPD personnel at the time.
MPD Officer Alex Jones was able to return fire, striking Fulton once in the elbow. The suspect was then transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries where he remains currently. Mobile Police held a press conference on Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 2:15 p.m. at Mobile Police Headquarters at 2460 Government St.