9:33 PM. Only One Way To Explain This - GODRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 22 2021 9:38 PM
A man who was the subject of a “Blue Alert” over the weekend stole an Alabama state trooper’s gun and tried to shoot him, but the gun jammed, according to court records made public Monday.
Randy Lee Wade, 57, is charged with attempted murder, theft of property and escape. Court records list a Birmingham address for Wade.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on Saturday issued the alert for Wade after authorities said he struggled with a trooper Friday night in Sumter County. Few details were initially released, but charging documents made public Monday chronicle the events that led up to the fight and the subsequent statewide alert.
This man took the ALEA - Troopers GLOCK, put it to the ALEA - Troopers head, and pulled the trigger. And it DID NOT FIRE.
Wade, authorities report, grabbed Wright’s Taser and Wright then pulled his gun. He tried to fire, but the gun malfunctioned.
Wade then overpowered Wright and took his gun. The trooper got down on the ground.
Wade, charging documents state, then pointed the gun at Wright and pulled the trigger. The gun malfunctioned again and did not fire.
Wade fled the scene on foot, taking the trooper’s Tazer and Glock 9mm handgun with him.