Zaxby's Manager Shot in Scottsboro

Zaxby's Manager Shot in Scottsboro

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • (WBRC FOX 6 News)

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — On Monday, January 11, Scottsboro Police Department received a call regarding a shooting at the Zaxby’s on John T. Reid Parkway.  

Officers reported that when they arrived on the scene, the manager had been shot after going out the back door of the business to speak to a former employee. 

The former employee fired several shots at the victim, hitting him at least once before fleeing on foot. The manager was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition. 

The suspect was identified and led police to a home located on Veterans Drive in Scottsboro. Reports state that the suspect appeared to barricade himself inside.  The home caught fire, and the Scottsboro Fire Department was called to put the fire out. 

After a search of the home burned in the fire, the remains of an adult male were discovered.   The body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy. 

This is an ongoing investigation with limited information being released at this time. Jackson Blaze will update as more information becomes available.