Ala. officer improving after shooting, chase

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm •  Published: December 16, 2012

Jacks, speaking in an interview, said all the victims were Hispanic, but investigators weren't positive about the names or ages of at least two of the victims. People come and go frequently from the mobile home park, he said, and residents weren't able to provide conclusive information about the dead people or Moya.

"We have to rely on neighbors to help us in that situation. It's really hard because some of the neighbors really aren't aware of them," Jacks said.

The sheriff said at least some of the victims were related, but Moya's connection wasn't clear. The shooting could be related to a domestic dispute or drugs, he said.

"We're trying to put all that together," Jacks said.

Authorities said officers shot and killed Moya after he emerged from a vehicle with an assault rifle in Calhoun County, about 25 miles west of the trailer where the bodies were found. Stovall was shot earlier when the man exchanged gunfire with officers near an Interstate 20 exit in Oxford.

Heflin police said Stovall, who was wounded in a leg, was struck in a main artery and probably would not have survived without State Trooper John Lewis applying pressure to slow the bleeding. Lewis visited Stovall in the hospital on Sunday.

Benefield asked people to pray for Stovall.

"He's got a long tough road to recovery ahead of him," the chief said.