Post office shooting suspect charged with Attempted Murder | Crime
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The man believed to have fired shots inside the Winton Blount Blvd. Post Office has been charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities responded to a call of shots fired inside the Montgomery post office branch just off Taylor Road on Winton Blount Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
When police arrived on-scene they discovered that a postal worker carried two guns into the mail room at the post office and fired several shots. The suspect, 29-year-old Arthur Lee Darby Jr. was arrested within 10 minutes of the incident.
Court documents state Darby has been charged with two counts of Attempted Murder. He is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility on $500,000 bond per count.
A motive is not immediately known. At a press conference Friday afternoon, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange commended the Montgomery Police Department for the swift action taken.
This investigation has been handed over to the Postal Inspector and U.S. Attorney General's office.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.