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'I would love to know why' - Victim speaks after triple shooting arrest

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'I would love to know why' - Victim speaks after triple shooting arrest (IMG:WPMI)

Mobile’s most wanted man is now behind bars.

Mobile police say Emanuel McAlpine, known as “man man,” shot three people at a gas station in July.

A U.S. Marshals Task Force and MCSO K9 Unit captured him about two hours away in Dixon Mills, Alabama Wednesday.

They say they found him inside a house hiding in a compartment inside a closet. They used a K9 to get him out.

Headed off to jail, facing three counts of attempted murder, 21-year-old McAlpine was short on words but apologized to the victims and his family.

"I'm sorry for the family that was hurt," he said. "To my family I'm sorry, I wish I could have did better."

McAlpine has been the center of a manhunt for more than a month.

Mobile police say on July 31st he walked into the Chevron gas station on Emogene and Sage and shot three employees.

"I'm so glad that we're still alive," one of the victims, Parthiv Vora, said.

Vora who now has a hard time walking and hearing says McAlpine’s apology means nothing.

"He killed both of us almost, I mean who does that? It's ridiculous," he said. "I would definitely recommend him to death if I can. I'm so angry and pissed off. I would love to talk to him. I would love to know why he did what he did."

MPD Chief Lawrence Battiste says McAlpine’s arrest is a win for the dept. and the city.

"Mr. Emanuel McAlpine committed what I think is one of the worst crimes in this city in a long period of time," he said. "I think in the last 5-6 years."

Vora says he’s thankful McAlpine is off the streets and he’s ready to see to it that he's put away for a long time.

"I'm so glad and so relieved that he's captured now," he said. "I want to see him behind bars and in the maximum prison."

Vora says he now's looking into getting a gun to protect himself at the gas station.

Battiste says they will review tips they received to decide on who, if anyone, should get the $5,000 reward.