Former State Representative Shot

Aug 13, 2019

Former State Representative James Thomas was injured in a shooting according to the Selma Police Department.

Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office contacted Interim Police Chief Robert Green and said to check on Thomas.

During a check at Thomas’ house the found a vehicle with multiple bullet holes and blood in the front seat. Thomas was not at the residence. Police later found out that he had been transported to Baptist South treated for a gunshot wound and released.

When questioned Thomas said he was near George Washington Carver Homes on MLK street when someone opened fire at his vehicle on Aug. 5th. Thomas did not report the shooting.

The case remains under investigation.

Thomas was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives for the 69th District (Autauga, Dallas, Lowndes and Wilcox) in 1982. Thomas was defeated for re-election in 2010.