APD: Suspect shot during attempted robbery

Published 9:45 am Monday, January 9, 2023

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A suspect allegedly involved in an attempted home burglary was arrested Friday night at Andalusia Health where he went to be treated for a gunshot wound sustained during the robbery.

Diandre Nicholas Sheridan

Diandre Nicholas Sheridan, 18, was arrested by the Andalusia Police Department and charged with first-degree robbery.

According to police, the APD received two calls on Friday night that led to the arrest. Capt. Brett Holmes said Andalusia Health called in a report of a patient who sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound shortly after 8 p.m. The police also received a call the same night involving an attempted robbery on 9th Street.

When police arrived at the scene of the attempted robbery, a victim reported he was sitting in his vehicle at his home when he was approached by a person wearing a mask and carrying a firearm. The victim said the man attempted to rob him, which led him to take out his own firearm and proceeded to fire multiple rounds at the attempted robber, according to police. The victim and other witnesses identified Sheridan as the attempted robber.

Sheridan was charged with first-degree robbery and is being held in the Covington County Jail on a $150,000 bond. Law enforcement officials said the case is ongoing and still being investigated.

Officials expressed gratitude to the Covington County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance in responding to calls while the APD investigated the shooting.