Foley PD identify suspect in shooting of Vivian Figures' son
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) —
The hunt continues for an armed gunman accused of shooting the son of a local State Senator.
The Foley Police Department said Orneal McCaskey, 29, shot Akil Figures, 35, twice in the leg at a home on Azalea Avenue early Monday morning.
Figures, who is the son of State Senator Vivian Figures, was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators say McCaskey and Figures were in an ongoing dispute over a woman believed to be McCaskey's ex-girlfriend.
Thurston Bullock, Deputy Chief with the Foley Police Department, said McCaskey drove to a home in the 600 block of Azalea Avenue around 7 a.m. armed with a handgun.
"He apparently went to confront the victim in our case about a female. An argument ensued in the doorway and then shots were fired," said Deputy Chief Bullock.
Police said after the shooting, the altercation continued into the house with a brief struggle in the living room.
McCaskey then took off while driving a gold or tan colored vehicle.
Figures was shot twice in his leg, including in the thigh, and was rushed to the South Baldwin Medical Center. He was then flown to sacred heart hospital in Pensacola.
"There has been some difficulty in figuring out who the players are in this case because Akil Figures did tell us false information about his identity. We have determined that he gave us his brother's identification," Deputy Chief Bullock said.
In a traffic related arrest earlier in 2018, McCaskey's listed address is the same as the home where the shooting occurred.
Police believe it's also the home of the woman at the center of the two men's argument.
"We believe that's what made him go to the residence, to confront the new boyfriend," said Deputy Chief Bullock.
Police say Figures has been released from the hospital.
McCaskey is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, contact police immediately.