FULTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — Police are searching for three suspects allegedly involved in a deadly home invasion in Fultondale Sunday morning where a man was killed.
According to police, the invasion took place around 6 a.m. Sunday when three men entered the victim’s trailer home and demanded money. All three men were reportedly armed with handguns, and the victim was shot when he attempted to disarm one of the intruders.
“He was a good man, a good father,” his son, Alejandro Hernandez-Perez, Jr. said.
Hernandez-Perez said he wanted to share his father’s story, hopeful someone will come forward with more information.
“One of the men aimed the gun at my father and his family and threatened them that if they did anything or tried anything they would get shot,” he said.
Alejandro Hernandez-Garcia, 55, has been identified as the victim of Sunday’s home invasion.
Hernandez-Perez said everyone was asleep when three masked men with guns opened the door and made their way inside. That’s when his father stepped into action.
“My father fell, and the attacker was on top of him and they were fighting for the gun when two shots rang out and one of them struck my father,” he said. “That’s when they all kind of scattered.”
This is something neighbors said is unusual for the 100 Oaks community.
“It’s a good place to live in here, but this happening is very concerning and sad,” neighbor Rozio Camilo said.
Camilo has been living in the neighborhood for 14 years and said the worst crime she’s heard of is car break-ins.
“For the first time we are scared, and we are thinking about putting cameras on the house.,” Camilo said.
It’s a thought other neighbors shared with us off camera. The family hopeful the suspects will own up to the father’s death.
“I’m proud of what he did and frankly all I want is justice because I know he deserves that much,” Hernandez-Perez said.
Police are currently trying to identify the occupants of a silver Dodge Charger pictured above. The individuals are persons of interest at this time, and anyone with information should call Sergeant Studyvin at 205-849-5456.