ALBERTVILLE, Ala. -- Albertville Police charged a man for his connection to a shooting that happened Monday afternoon, while he was mowing a yard on Highpoint Road.
The investigation into the shooting is still early, and there are more questions than answers. "They're just digging in," said Assistant Chief Jamie Smith.
Albertville Police officers responded to a call at 1403 Highpoint Road Monday afternoon. "A guy was at the residence mowing the yard," Smith said, "Some kind of altercation ensued between the guy mowing the yard and some of the people who were at the residence. It started out physical. The guy who was mowing the yard was able to get to the vehicle where he had a pistol and he fired one round, striking one of the two that were assaulting him."
Responders took Shane Edward Pollock to Huntsville Hospital. There's no word on his condition. Officers arrested Randall Scott Franks.
"He is a resident here in Albertville. He is 63 years old. Right now he's charged with Assault 1st Degree," Smith said.
Officers are investigating what started the argument. They say Franks was hired to mow the yard. "Detectives have talked with him briefly trying to get his side of the story, trying to see what his views were. It is my understanding he did have some minor injuries from the physical altercation," Smith said.
Police aren't releasing the name of the third person involved. Franks is expected to be transferred to the Marshall County Jail on Tuesday.