Shooting suspect identified

Published 10:50 am Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Selma Police officer places James Freeman Moore Jr., 70, in the back of a patrol car Tuesday morning. Moore, of Selma, is charged with three counts of attempted murder after a shooting left a victim hospitalized and a chase with police that resulted in an exchange of gunfire. -- Amy Collins photo

Selma police have arrested James Freeman Moore Jr., 70, as a suspect in a shooting Tuesday morning that left one victim in the hospital.

Police Detective Sgt. Tori Neely said Moore was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with three counts of attempted murder. He was booked into the Dallas County Jail with no bond.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting, which began as a domestic disturbance call, according to Selma Chief of Police William Riley.

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“It’s still preliminary,’ he said.

The victim, who police will not identify, was taken to Vaughan Regional Medical Center, then transported to an undisclosed hospital, authorities said.

Riley said he did not know the victim’s condition.

Neely said officers answered a domestic disturbance call mid-morning Tuesday. When they arrived on the scene, the suspect got into his vehicle and police pursued him. The suspect stopped on Albert Street, about a block from where it intersects with LL Anderson, stopped his vehicle and got out of the Ford pickup truck he was driving.

Neely said the suspect, armed with a rifle with a scope mounted on top, fired at police. Officers returned fire.

At one point, the suspect was in a standoff with officers, who were able to talk down Moore and take him into custody with no further incident.