DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) — A suspect is in custody after three children were found shot during a traffic stop in Decatur.
According to Decatur Police, Esdras Enrique Garcia-Torres, 18, of Decatur, was placed in custody on Wednesday, August 17. Officials say he was charged with three counts of assault in the first degree and firing a gun into an occupied vehicle.
Garcia-Torres was booked into the Morgan County Jail on a $730,000 bond.
The three underage victims were discovered during a routine traffic stop around 8:40 p.m. on August 13 on Point Mallard Drive SE in Decatur. According to law enforcement officials, the vehicle they were in was pulled over due to reckless driving.
Once the car was stopped, officers found the victims with gunshot wounds.
All three victims were taken to Huntsville Hospital due to the severity of their injuries, but will not be identified due to their age.
Police say all three are in stable condition and continue to recover.