Domestic dispute leads to attempted murder charge against Alabaster man

Published 2:57 pm Monday, August 10, 2015

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 56-year-old Alabaster man is facing felony attempted murder charge after he allegedly shot at his wife during a domestic dispute on Aug. 8, according to Alabaster police.



The Alabaster Police Department arrested David Timothy Harrison, who lists an address on Honeysuckle Lake, on Aug. 8 and charged him with one felony count of attempted murder and one driving under the influence of alcohol traffic citation.

Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney said the department received a call reporting a domestic disturbance at about 10:15 p.m. at Harrison’s residence.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered Harrison, who was allegedly intoxicated at the time, had shot at his wife before fleeting the scene, Rigney said. The victim was not injured in the altercation.

Officers discovered Harrison driving his vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. on Mission Hills Road near Shady Oak Lane, and took him into custody. Rigney said the suspect was intoxicated at the time of the arrest, leading to the drunken driving charge.

As of Aug. 10, Harrison was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $51,000.

Attempted murder is a Class A felony, according to Alabama law. If Harrison is found guilty, he could face up to life in prison.