WBRC reports that police received a 10 AM domestic violence call. They learned that 31-year-old Eric Austin allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s home and tried to sexually assault her. She shot him, and he ran from the house, got into a vehicle, and fled the scene.
The Associated Press reports that Austin’s vehicle “was stopped by deputies” and he was taken to a hospital for treatment. Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian Austin faces “charges of attempted rape and second-degree domestic violence.”