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Man shoots at firefighters as they enter his home

The firefighters were responding to a medical call at the man's home when he opened fire

By EMS1 Staff

HOOVER, Ala. — Ala. firefighters were shot at early Friday morning while responding to a medical call at a man's home. Firefighters were able to retreat to safety and were uninjured, according to

Phillip Earl Jones, Jr., 45, was taken into custody and was treated for minor injuries and jailed on an attempted murder charge.

Authorities are currently investigating why Jones shot at the firefighters when they responded to the call at his home.

Jones is being held on $30,000 bond.

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Jerry Desko Jerry Desko Friday, December 28, 2012 7:13:03 PM 30, 000 THAT's IT!
Jeff Boehler Jeff Boehler Friday, December 28, 2012 7:41:58 PM Yeah, $30,000 bond? Really? Get caught with drugs and get half a million dollar bond. Try to kill people or kill someone....$30,000. Our legal system is really screwed up!!!
Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Friday, December 28, 2012 7:55:21 PM How much you want to bet ETOH will somehow be involved. Paranoia is a possibility. but $30K? I've known litter bugs get more. This is one soft judge. There's no excuse to have a bond that low for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on public servants, and whatever else the DA can think of. With what's been going on in the last two or three weeks, you'd think they'd be much tougher, not whimpier. Just that God no one was hit, hurt, or worse.
Lennard Fadlen Lennard Fadlen Friday, December 28, 2012 8:24:55 PM ahhhhhh hey fbi, cia , cops , anyone you should really start looking to phycos who has access to guns.
Joshua Lin Joshua Lin Friday, December 28, 2012 11:51:25 PM Seems very familiar to this
Kenneth Churning Kenneth Churning Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:39:23 AM It will be interesting as usual to hear all the facts and NOT rely on the media to even get the story close! The guy's probably mentally ill? who knows? Since the prosector or Judge doesn't care if he's on the street's, lets hope the guy gets some help so this won't happen again!

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