Victim of Monday Shooting in Coaling, Alabama Was Asleep in His Own Bed, Court Documents Say
A man who was shot in the face in Coaling Monday morning was sleeping in his own bed at the time of the incident, according to new court documents filed Tuesday afternoon.
In a deposition filed following the arrest of 34-year-old Christina Michelle Miller, investigators said the Coaling Police Department, the Vance Police Department and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Officer were called to a residence on Dudley Road in Coaling just before 8 a.m. Monday.
Upon arrival, they found a 67-year-old man who had been shot one time in the head. The victim told police he had no idea who shot him.
A witness was in the residence with the victim at the time of the shooting, though, and they told police that Miller had walked into the home, and "approached the victim while he was asleep in his own bed" before a single gunshot rang out in the home.
The witness told police they then saw Miller leave the room where the victim was shot holding a revolver.
Officers reportedly found Miller trying to enter the driver's seat of her own vehicle, which was parked but running outside the victim's house.
A search turned up a revolver with a single spent shell casing in its cylinder, indicating one shot had been fired.
Police arrested Miller and charged her with attempted murder for the shooting. They also discovered that Miller was convicted of first-degree assault in May 2018 after she allegedly rammed a deputy sheriff's vehicle there years before.
The felony conviction means Miller is legally barred from possessing a firearm, and she was also charged Tuesday with possession of a pistol by a person forbidden to do so.
Miller remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Wednesday afternoon, where her combined bond is set at $75,000. Documents filed after her arrest list her as a resident of Akron, Alabama in nearby Hale County.
Investigators have not disclosed any potential motives for the shooting.