DeKalb County man shot after picking up hitchhiker

DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - An elderly man from DeKalb County is recovering at UAB Hospital after being shot during a robbery at a church.

Investigators say a 70-year-old Pete Bailey picked up a female hitchhiker who asked him to pull over at a church. That is where detectives say she shot him before stealing his vehicle.

37-year-old Patty Elaine Westbrook was arrested by DeKalb County authorities. She is charged with attempted murder.

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