Meridianville, AL – A fugitive wanted out of Alabama in the death of his mother, is now facing new charges from the Michigan State Police after a gunfight that occurred last week at the time he was taken into custody (video below.)
Landon Harbin’s new charges are two counts of attempted murder and one count of driving a stolen vehicle, according to WHNT.
On Friday afternoon in late September, Harbin, age 23, was stopped for driving a stolen vehicle when Michigan State Troopers spotted him driving down I-94 East near the small town of Lawrence Township, just outside Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was stopped for driving a stolen vehicle, immediately jumped out, and opened fire on troopers, who returned fire.
No one was hit during the gunfight, and Harbin surrendered after running out of bullets.
Officers did not find out that Harbin was a fugitive until they ran his name in a national database.
On a Wednesday in late September, Madison County sheriff’s deputies found Harbin’s mother Jana, age 54, shot to death in her Meridianville home, after they responded for a welfare check.
The Thursday after his mother’s body was found, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department asked for the public’s assistance in locating Harbin, who they described as “armed and dangerous”.
Harbin remains in custody under bond of $5 million and has a court hearing next week.
He has a previous criminal history including pending charges of robbery in the third degree from 2015, and possession of drug paraphernalia from February 2017.
You can see the video of the gunfight below.