ATHENS, Alabama (WHNT) — Police say a man has been taken into custody after he robbed a car wash in Athens and opened fire.
Employees at the Wash N’ Shine Car Wash, located at 1214 US 31 South, reported a robbery at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday, according to Athens police.
A black man demanded money from the company and showed a handgun, police said. He fired a shot into the ground before fleeing, according to an Athens police spokesman.
Officials said they responded to the scene and began a search. The unidentified man was eventually taken into custody on McClellan Street.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.