It was a scary night for eight people involved in a Jefferson County shooting, but according to police officials, the suspect was no stranger to the victims.
“As we tell people at the end when all else fails, fight!” said Sheriff Pete Dougherty.
Around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at the 200-block of Uvilla Estates, where 19-year-old Devin Collins was reported breaking into a home, after firing several shots.
“We found that he had shot something between 20-30 rounds, into and inside the house. No one was injured in that process,” said Sheriff Dougherty.
According to officials, Collins entered the home and pursued three women, who locked themselves in a bedroom. After entering the room, the women struck Collins as he lost possession of his gun.
“He then retreated down the stairs, out of the house. When he got outside of the house, he was in the driveway when the deputy arrived,” Sheriff Dougherty stated.
Collins was arrested and taken to the Eastern West Regional Jail, and after an investigation, deputies believe he acted alone in the crime.
“We searched the grounds. We found that he had a sawed-off shotgun in the bag outside of the house with additional ammo, and he had additional clips for his automatic rifle,” said Sheriff Dougherty.
Collins has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, eight counts of endangerment, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
No additional suspects are expected in this case.