Citronelle man wanted in connection with shooting surrenders

Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 11:43 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM CST
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UPDATE Dec. 2: A judge on Friday set a $210,000 cash bond for Joshua Malcolm Skipper, accused of attempted murder. His arraignment is set for Dec. 13.

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UPDATE Dec. 1: A Citronelle man deemed armed and dangerous by police surrendered in connection with a shooting.

Joshua Malcolm Skipper, 37, was booked into the Mobile County Metro Jail on Thursday. He is charged with two counts of attempted murder, shooting into an occupied building and certain persons forbidden to carry a pistol.

According to Citronelle Police Chief Chris Mclean, is accused of shooting at his girlfriend on Oct. 18 and shooting a man on Nov. 17

A bond hearing is scheduled Friday.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Citronelle Police Department was called to Woodland Dr. South, Sunday evening for a shooting.

When police arrived on the scene around 6:50 p.m. they found a male victim suffering from a bullet wound in the upper torso in the yard of the residence.

The Citronelle Fire Department along with Mobile County EMS arrived on the scene and provided medical treatment to the victim. The victim was taken to the hospital by helicopter in critical condition.

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist with the investigation. During the course of the investigation, it was determined by the police that the shooter was Joshua Malcolm Skipper.

Skipper is wanted on prior felony warrants for Attempted Murder, Shooting into an occupied dwelling, and Certain Persons Forbidden to carry a firearm.

According to Citronelle police, the warrants stem from an incident that happened on Oct. 18 in Citronelle. At the time Officers responded to a residence on North Fifth Street in reference to a 911 hang-up call and were told by the victim that Skipper, her ex-boyfriend, had fired a single shot at her inside her residence. The suspect fled the scene when police arrived.

The Citronelle Police Department considers Skipper armed and extremely dangerous and needs assistance from the community to take this subject into custody. If you see him, do not approach him. Call 911 or the Citronelle Police Department at 251-866-5527.

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