1 killed, probation officer wounded in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A state probation officer was wounded and a probationer killed Monday morning in a shooting near downtown Mobile.

Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles assistant director Robert Oakes says probation officers Dan Thompson and Paul Morton were
trying to arrest a 32-year-old man about 9 a.m.

Police spokesman Cpl. Charles Bagsby identified the man as Christopher Foehl, who died at the scene of the shooting. He said
the officers attempted to apprehend Foehl for a probation violation.

Officers had chased Foehl from the parking lot of the probation office into the backyard of a home across the street where he was killed.

It was not immediately clear who fired the fatal shot.

Oakes says Thompson suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a
hospital, along with Morton, who injured his hand in the struggle.

Oakes says he did not know how Foehl got a gun. He says the man
had been under supervision for a burglary conviction.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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