A Talladega man was being held Monday on a $100,000 bond, charged with shooting his mother Saturday morning.
Robert Lee Hill, 25, was arrested later the same day on a charge of second-degree domestic violence assault, according to Talladega Police Capt. Patrick Thornton, and could be expecting other charges as well.
Thornton said police were first called to the 50-year-old mother’s residence at Hallmark Apartments just after 6 a.m. Saturday. According to Talladega County Metro Jail records, Hill also lives in Hallmark Apartments, although it was not immediately clear if they live in the same apartment.
At the time of the incident, the mother’s boyfriend was taking a shower and told investigators he heard gunshots. He said he saw Hill holding a silver or light gray handgun, and that an altercation between the two men ensued.
When Hill allegedly ran out of the house, the boyfriend locked the door behind him so that he could not get back in. He also tried to re-enter the apartment through a window, but was not successful.
The mother was wounded in the left arm and was bleeding below her left eye when officers arrived on the scene, Thornton said. She was transported to University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, but no further information on her condition was available Monday afternoon.
Hill next turned up around 4 p.m. at a residence on Indian Hills Lane, where he is accused of a 2019 Ford F250. Thornton said the truck’s owner had tracking software installed on it, and was able to locate the vehicle parked in front of Hibbett’s Sports in the Walmart Shopping Center in Talladega.
An altercation ensued between the owner of the truck and Hill, with the latter fleeing on foot. He was spotted shortly afterward on foot on the campus of Central Alabama Community College by a Talladega patrol officer.
Thornton said Hill initially resisted arrest, but was eventually taken into custody. As of Monday afternoon, he had not been charged with stealing the truck or any other crimes other than the assault.
Second-degree domestic violence is a class B felony in Alabama. Conviction for a class B felony involving a firearm is punishable with 10 to 20 years in prison.