Incident Summary:

01/08/2012: An assailant opened fire on businesses near the intersection of 27th Street and West Meighan Boulevard in Alabama City, Alabama, United States. The assailant opened fire on responding officers and a clash and police chase ensued. The officers apprehended the assailant and there were no reported casualties. An unaffiliated individual, identified as Luis Ibarra-Hernandez, claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that he carried out the attack in order to "draw attention to Islam."



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Alabama City

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the intersection of 27th Street and West Meighan Boulevard.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity AutoZone
Specific Description Retailer Store
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Rainbow Food Mart
Specific Description Food Mart
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Gadsden Police Department
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Man in custody after shootout with police in Alabama City," The Gadsden Times, January 10, 2012.