This story is developing and was updated May 18 at 2 p.m.


UPDATE: The man suspected of firing shots Wednesday at a Hollywood, Ala., police cruiser has been apprehended by Jackson County authorities today.

The suspect has been identified as Michael Cody, 44, of Fort Payne, Ala.

Cody has been taken to a local hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds.

Cody has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and additional charges are expected to be filed.

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Michael Cody (Courtesy of Hollywood Police Department's Facebook page)
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This file photo shows the Hollywood, Alabama municipal building.


ORIGINAL STORY: A man who fired shots at a Hollywood, Ala., police cruiser late Wednesday is still at-large with possible bullet wounds in Jackson County this morning.

The incident happened after a Hollywood Police Department officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a minor traffic violation, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

The car crashed on Bellefonte Road near the back gate of the nuclear plant.

"The driver bailed out and fired several shots towards the officer and struck his vehicle, disabling it," the post states. "We are very thankful the officer was not harmed."

The man ran from the scene and was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt. He is described as being of medium height with a slender building with medium to long hair, authorities said.

The incident happened between 10:30 and 11 p.m. CDT Wednesday, authorities said.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said Thursday morning that agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency began investigating the shooting overnight.

Officials expect to resume the search for the suspect around noon today, Harnen said.

Authorities warn anyone who sees a person matching this description to call 911. The man should not be approached and he could still be armed and is considered dangerous.

Stay with the Times Free Press for more on this developing story.

Contact staff writer Ben Benton at or 423-757-6569.

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