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Arrests made, but no evidence shots fired in Canoe incident

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed Friday afternoon (Feb. 28) that APD investigators are still looking into an incident that started with reports of a shooting around 1 p.m. today in the Canoe community.

Unconfirmed reports are that two APD officers were dispatched around 1 p.m. to a “shots fired” call at a mobile home park near the intersection of Canoe Road and U.S. 31. But, according to published reports, police found no evidence that any shots were ever fired.

Reports are that while the officers were conducting a preliminary investigation, the mother of a complainant drove to the scene and parked her car near the alleged offender’s house.

The woman was ordered to move away from the house but did not comply and resisted the officers’ effort to move her. Other individuals reportedly then became involved in an altercation with one of the officers, and the officer called for backup.

Brooks and officers from at least two other agencies sped to the scene, and control was quickly established.

At least two arrests were made, but the names of the suspects and the charges against them had still not been made public at 5:30 p.m.

Brooks said at 5:15 p.m. that he is in the final stages of preparing a press release on the incident. When that release is received, an update will be posted to this site and to www.atmorenews.com