Thursday, 21 August 2014
Saturday night, Franklin residents received a “code red” call on behalf of the Franklin Police Department to notify them of shots fired in town.
The code red call, which is a service offered for all residents in Macon County in case of emergencies such as critical community alerts and weather emergencies, advised residents to stay inside and lock all windows and doors.
The call was made after members of the Franklin Police Department responded to a call around 11 p.m. on Saturday night to a residence on West Palmer Street where shots were being fired at the homeowner.
After hearing what he thought were gunshots, the resident of the home went out behind his house and noticed what he thought was a prowler, according to Franklin Police Chief David Adams. The resident saw someone walking down the driveway of the Church of God and called out for the person to stop, at which point the suspect turned and fired two rounds toward the resident and his home.