Florence Alabama Police Department responded to shots fired that penetrated the walls of a nearby house.

Florence Alabama Police Department issued the following release:

"On May 28, 2024, at around midnight, officers were responding to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of East Bluff Street when they observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspects leaving the area. The vehicle was stopped, and the occupants were detained.

According to the complainant, Matthew Burnett shot at them while driving in Sheffield. The complainant then drove to their residence in Florence. Burnett arrived shortly afterwards and fired several shots towards the residence. Several rounds struck the house, and several penetrated the walls. No one was struck.

Matthew Burnett, of Sheffield, was one of the occupants being detained in the traffic stop and he was arrested and charged with Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Building. The motivation behind the shooting is still under investigation.

***Matthew Burnett is considered innocent until proven guilty***

Sgt. Cliff Billingsley
Florence Police Department"