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Shooting suspect still on the loose a week later

A woman who works at Pier 69 was the last person to see 35-year-old Cody Light after police say he shot at an investigator with the Marshall County District Attorney’s Office last Thursday.

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 5:59 PM

Almost a week after an investigator with the Marshall County District Attorney’s Office was shot at in Arab, there are still no new leads on where the shooting suspect might be.

That suspect, 35-year-old Cody Light, was last seen at a gas station in Guntersville getting beer last Friday.

“He wasn’t hostile or trying to hurt me or anything, but he wanted to know if I could give him some money for gas or if I could help him with some beer or something like that, and since he did have a gun with him, I wasn’t about to tell him ‘no,’” said Sydney Whisante.

Whisante works at Pier 69 where she was the last person to see 35-year-old Cody Light after police say he shot at an investigator with the Marshall County District Attorney’s Office last Thursday--which is something a lot of people are shocked about—including police.

“It is a little surprising, the situation, the way it has turned out, because his history, he has had a lot of criminal charges but he’s never had anything really, really violent in his past," said Shane Washburn with Arab Police.

“He’s really a nice person," Whisante added. "Like when he’s good, he’s good. He goes to work, comes in every morning with his boss and stuff, and gets coffee.”

Still, Light is very well known to local law enforcement.

“We’ve had about 17 charges on Mr. Light since 2004," Washburn said. "And those charges are anything from DUI to public intoxication. He has an assault charge, resisting arrest, just a plethora of different charges that he’s had over the years.”

However, Whisante says Light told her he didn’t know he was shooting at an investigator. He thought it was someone else.

“A friend of his that he’s been into it with, and had already shot at one of his friends, supposedly," she said.

Either way, police say they’re asking other neighboring agencies for help until Light is found.

But Whisante says she doesn’t think he would go far from home.

“I guarantee I’ll see him again before the police do.”

Police say they’re still asking for tips from the public, and they say if you see him, do not approach him because they are still considering him armed and dangerous.

However, they’re hoping Light will turn himself in peacefully.

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