WEDOWEE, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama sheriff’s deputy was shot and a suspect has been found dead after a standoff with law enforcement.
Police say the deputy should make a full recovery and the case is not related to police shootings in other states.
A statement from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel says the case began as a domestic situation Saturday afternoon and escalated when escalated when the suspect shot at a deputy. The standoff ended after the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Randolph County deputy was released from UAB Hospital Saturday evening. The identities of the deputy and suspect have not been released.