Jemison man arrested after incident involving gunfire

Published 3:50 pm Monday, August 12, 2013

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A Jemison man was arrested on seven different criminal charges early Monday after multiple gunshots were fired during a domestic situation.

Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer said JPD responded to a call during the early morning hours on Monday to County Road 151 and County Road 768 on reports of gunshots being fired in the area.

According to Fulmer, once the police officers responded to the area, they determined that a male subject, identified as Brandon Lane Calvin, 38, was involved in an apparent domestic situation with some family members when he started shooting at them with a semi-automatic handgun.

Fulmer said none of the family members were injured during the shooting.

“Calvin then barricaded himself inside the residence and was threatening to shoot the police officers who were on the scene,” Fulmer said.

The Emergency Services Unit (ESU) team, made up of police officers from the Clanton Police Department and JPD, were called out.

While on the scene, Fulmer said team members started verbally communicating with Calvin attempting to get him to surrender peacefully.

Calvin refused to cooperate and stepped out of the back door of the home and fired a shot with a 7 mm Magnum rifle.

Fulmer said the ESU team started sending tear gas and “hot” gas inside the residence and within 30 minutes, Calvin exited the residence and was taken into custody without any further incident or injury.

“This was a very bad and intense situation for a while and one that could have been much worse,” Fulmer said. “These guys are trained very well and they all did an outstanding job. This is exactly how you want these situations to end. No one was injured and the suspect is in jail.”

Fulmer said CPD, JPD officers, first responders as well as different agencies throughout the county assisted with the incident.

Calvin is currently in the Chilton County Jail charged with domestic violence, reckless endangerment, menacing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and alcohol related charges.