UPDATE: 3:03 p.m.
FAYETTEVILLE — The daughter of the man and woman taken hostage in Friday’s shooting said her parents are at home resting.
“They’re doing well,” Alexis Cox said. They requested Cox speak on their behalf.
A man who was shot during the incident was at Washington Regional Medical Center on Saturday.
Police have not identified the man.
Cox recounted her mother and father’s description of what happened Friday afternoon at their home in southeast Fayetteville.
Jerry Moore, 69, was working to put a cover over his boat when a man, dressed head to toe in black, approached him and said he needed “big money,” Cox said.
Moore told the man he would give him $100. The man refused the money and said they needed to go to the bank.
Lou Moore, 65, cracked open a door and asked if everything was alright. Her husband told her it wasn’t good, hoping his wife wouldn’t come out, Cox said. The man swung open the door, went into the house and insisted they all get in Jerry Moore’s vehicle.
At this point, the Moores knew the man had a gun, Cox said. Jerry Moore had put his own gun in his vehicle just two days before.
On the way to the bank, Jerry Moore was driving, but got his gun and took the safety off, Cox said. The man heard the safety click and lunged from the back seat. The men struggled.
During the fight, Lou Moore, who was riding in the front seat, put the car in park and unlocked the doors while the suspect was biting her husband. A gun discharged. Jerry Moore pushed the suspect out the driver’s side door.
The Moores drove to a MANA Clinic at 2523 E. Huntsville Rd. and called 911, Cox said.
“The strength my dad had was amazing,” Cox said. She said her father is recovering at home from the bite wounds.
Sgt. Anthony Murphy, with the Fayetteville Police Department, said Friday police responded at 2:46 p.m. to reports of a shooting at River Meadows Drive and Huntsville Road.
Murphy said Saturday police found the man in the road.
Central EMS took him to the hospital about 3:15 p.m, CEMS Chief Becky Stewart said Friday.
The investigation is ongoing.
FAYETTEVILLE — The man shot in the leg Friday afternoon is the suspect in an investigation, police said.
The suspect approached a man at the the man’s residence on River Meadows Drive and attempted to take the man and his wife from the home in the man’s vehicle, spokesman Sgt. Anthony Murphy said Saturday. The suspect was armed with a hand gun, Murphy said.
No names have been released.
A struggle ensued once the three people were in the vehicle, and the suspect was shot in the leg and exited the vehicle near the bridge over the White River on East Huntsville Road, Murphy said.
Police responded at 2:46 p.m. to reports of a shooting at River Meadows Drive and Huntsville Road.
They found a man in the road that had been shot in the leg, Murphy said. The suspect sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Central EMS took him to Washington Regional Medical Center about 3:15 p.m., CEMS Chief Becky Stewart said.
The investigation is on-going and the suspect remains hospitalized as of noon Saturday, Murphy said.