A school bus driver was shot in Midland City, Ala. Tuesday afternoon and the gunman ran off with a six-year-old student, ABC News reports Jan. 30. The man and the child were in an underground shelter throughout the night. SWAT teams and police were in a stand-off with the armed man -- and as of Wednesday morning there hasn't been a resolution in negotiations with the suspect.
The man shot the bus driver -- Charles Albert Poland, Jr., 66 -- when he refused to let the child off the bus and he later died. Poland had been a driver for Dale County Board of Education since 2009.
The gunman is believed to be in a tornado-type underground bunker in his home off a dirt road near a U.S. Highway. Up to 50 vehicles from federal, state, SWAT teams, and police surround the area.
Neighbors allege that the rural property near Dothan the gunman and the student are on belong to Jimmy Lee Dykes, a man in his 60s. He was due in court over charges he was menacing neighbors.
So far the connection between the suspect and the child haven't been revealed. Story is developing.