March 4, 2021

Suspect killed after he shot at Alabama SWAT team members and they shot back

An early Thursday attempt to serve two arrest warrants in coastal Alabama resulted in a suspect’s death, the arrest of two others and an injury to the mother of two of the suspects, police said.

Shortly before 6 a.m., SWAT officers arrived at a home in Mobile to arrest Tyhre Webster, 22, and Treyh Webster, 18. The older suspect was out on bond on a charge involving shooting into a vehicle; the younger was out on bond while facing a robbery charge.

Both had active warrants alleging intimidation of a witness and reckless endangerment, stemming from an incident in which the victim of a robbery was threatened and shot at, police said.

Upon arrival, the SWAT officers announced themselves and entered the home, authorities said. Officers were immediately met with gunfire from a back bedroom, police said in a news release. The officers then heard a female stating she had been shot.

An officer returned gunfire striking the 18-year-old, who was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

The older suspect was arrested on charges of intimidating a witness, reckless endangerment, shooting into an occupied vehicle, shooting into an unoccupied vehicle and receiving stolen property, second offense.

The suspects’ mother was taken to a hospital for treatment. She was listed in stable condition, but police did not describe the extent of her injuries.

A 17-year-old juvenile was also arrested on a weapons charge. The juvenile was being held at Strickland Youth Center.

Officers recovered five firearms during a search of the home, police said.

The officer involved in the shooting is on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation into the shooting.