Alabama firefighters fired on during medical call. No one hit. Man arrested.

Phillip Earl Jones Jr. charged with attempted murder of firefighters.

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A suspect is in custody after allegedly shooting at firefighters responding to a call in Lake Cyrus early this morning (Thursday).

Fire officials say firefighters responded to a medical call at 4 a.m. When they arrived, a suspected fired shots at them.

Three firemen took refuge in the Lake Cyrus Country Club during the incident.


Phillip Earl Jones, Jr. was arrested for attempted murder after an altercation at his home in the Lake Cyrus Subdivision in Hoover.

Jones fired several shots as firemen entered the front door.

Responding police units took Jones into custody and transported him to Shelby Baptist Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released a short time later.  

Carol Robinson,

As firefighters entered through the front door, police say Phillip Earl Jones Jr. opened fire. The firefighters retreated to a position of safety, said Hoover police Capt. Jim Coker.  No one was injured by the gunfire.

Police on the scene took Jones, 45, into custody. He was taken to Shelby Baptist Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. He was then taken to the Hoover City Jail on an attempted murder charge, Coker said. He was later transferred to the Jefferson County Jail where he is being held on $30,000 bond. 

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