According to the sheriffs report, the perpetrator entered Shells property. As Shell walked to his front porch, he saw the alleged burglar fleeing the scene in Shell's 1996 Toyota Pickup Truck. The burglar then shot Shell.
Shell, according to reports, was transported to Gadsden Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a punctured lung.
The Sheriffs Department is still searching for a dark green Toyota Truck with Mossy Oak camouflage and urges anyone who has seen the truck or knows anything about this crime to call the Sheriffs Department at (256)927-3365. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.