First charges filed against man shot during Alabama crime spreeMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 11 2021 1:15 PM
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The first charges have been filed in an investigation involving a multi-county, triple-carjacking that ended with an officer-involved shooting in south Alabama.
The Greenville Police Department has filed four counts against the suspect, Jose Rodriguez Xalate, of Hilltop, Minnesota. Those include two first-degree robbery charges and two first-degree theft charges.
Charges are still pending from the Wetumpka Police Department, and the Evergreen Police Department says if the suspect survives, they also will pursue charges.
Xalate was transported to a hospital where he continues to receive care for serious injuries stemming from the officer involved shooting.
Officers say the crime spree started in Wetumpka Thursday night and ended the next day when the suspect was shot by a law enforcement officer in Escambia County, located about 125 miles south of the initial incident in central Alabama.