Deputy Dies, Suspect Dead After Shooting in Wilcox County, Alabama
UPDATE, 7:30 P.M.: District attorney Michael Jackson has confirmed one of the deputies who was shot Wednesday evening has died.
Two law enforcement officers were seriously injured and another man was killed Wednesday during a shootout in Yellow Bluff, Alabama in Wilcox County.
Michael Jackson, the district attorney in Wilcox County, told the Thread that deputies with the Wilcox County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a domestic violence call in Yellow Bluff between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Jackson said a woman ran out of the house as police arrived and her boyfriend came out shooting at the deputies.
According to Jackson, the chief deputy of the department and another deputy were struck by gunfire.
The suspect is dead from a gunshot wound, Jackson said, although he did not know if it was self-inflicted or if the man was shot by police.
Both injured law enforcement officers have been airlifted to a nearby hospital.
Yellow Bluff is a Central Alabama town of less than 200 people roughly 100 miles south of Tuscaloosa.
This is a developing story, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more details as they become available.