Attempted Murder/Parental Abduction Update

Publish Date: May 13, 2024
Written by: Henry Irby
Categories: News

At approximately 12:28 AM this morning, Forestdale patrol units responded to the 100 block of Dewberry Lane in Forestdale, Alabama to investigate a report of a person shot.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered that a 31-year-old female victim walked to a nearby Fire Station seeking treatment for an apparent gunshot wound.  Regional Paramedics Services transported the victim to UAB Hospital. The victim’s injury is not considered life-threatening.

It was also discovered that the victim was shot by her husband, 49-year-old Willie Edward McClain, and that he abducted their 3-year-old son Willon Jace McClain.  Willon is described as: a B/M, 3’4″ Tall, 35 lbs., Brown Eyes and Black Hair.  Willie Edward McClain is described as:  a B/M, 5’11” Tall, 235 lbs., Brown Eyes and Black Hair.  The suspect is believed to be driving a white 1997 Chevrolet Silverado with Alabama Tag # 051ASC.


Willon Jace McClain has been located and is safe.  Suspect, Willie Edward McClain has been taken into custody without incident.  The case is still under investigation



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