Cops: Burglary Suspect Used His Infant As Human Shield When Homeowner Fired Warning Shots

A burglary suspect used an infant as a human shield as he fled yesterday from warning shots being fired by an Alabama homeowner, police report.

According to cops, two men were stealing items from a home in Adamsville, a town outside Birmingham, when a next-door neighbor spotted the pair in action. The witness called the homeowner at work, prompting the man to race home.

Upon arriving at his residence, the homeowner interrupted the burglary in progress. The suspects fled in different directions as the man fired warning shots into the ground, cops noted.

One suspect was believed to be carrying a gun, while the other was armed with a baby.

Police apprehended Ronnie Lee Williams, 24, about 30 minutes after the burglary, according to Adamsville Police Chief R.W. Carter, who added that Williams was found with a gun holster, but no weapon, when he was nabbed.

Cops have identified the second suspect as Rickie Rashee Walls, 30. As Walls fled the crime scene, Carter said, he held out his baby son “between the victim and himself.” Pictured above, Walls, who is on probation, remains at large.

Investigators interviewed the child’s mother, who was unaware that the one-year-old had been used as a “shield” by the suspect. The child was not injured during the burglary.

Like Williams, Walls has been charged with felony burglary and theft.