The following press release was provided by the Dade County Sheriff’s Office regarding the shooting Thursday at the Mapco on Deer Head Cove Road:
On Thursday, September 22nd, Dade County Deputies were dispatched to the Mapco Gas Station on Deer Head Cove Rd, in reference to a subject shooting at an individual in the parking lot.
Dade County Deputies responded to the scene and found that the aggressor, and the victim, had both left the scene. The only available information from witnesses was that the shooter was driving a truck that was pulling a utility trailer.
Dade County Road Patrol Deputies saturated the area, attempting to locate the shooter, while Dade County Detectives reviewed video surveillance at the store.
While canvassing the area, Dade County Detectives located a vehicle at another convenience store located on Highway 11 South that matched the description found on surveillance video from the original incident location.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that the subject the Detectives were out with on Highway 11 South, was the shooter from Deer Head Cove Road.
The subject was identified as James Forester (71 of Henegar, AL). He was taken in to custody and charged with:
*Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
“I am extremely proud of my Road Patrol Deputies and Detectives. They worked together and located a shooting suspect, despite having little to no suspect info, in less than 30 minutes. Their dedication to this community is unmatched.”
-Sheriff Ray Cross
The victim has still not been located, or contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact Detective Chad Payne at (706) 657-3233, firstname.lastname@example.org, or through our Facebook messenger.