09/17/2007

Ex-sniper accused of firing at Ala. police

By Guy Busby
The Press Register

LOXLEY, Ala. A man described as a former Marine sniper fired at two police officers answering a call to his home Sunday, starting a standoff that lasted almost four hours, authorities said.

Edward Eugene Lichty, 41, was being held for observation at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center on Sunday, said Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack Jr. Lichty is accused of firing on two Loxley officers with a rifle when the two responded to a call at his home on Loxley Woods Lane, Mack said.

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