Suspect Shot By Alabama Deputy

February 17, 2013

A suspect is recovering today after being shot by a Sheriff’s deputy early Saturday morning in Escambia County, Alabama.

The incident began when an Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s patrol deputy attempted a traffic stop near Brewton. Authorities have not said what prompted the traffic stop.

The suspect fled, with the Brewton Police Department joining the chase. On Highway 41 north of Brewton, the suspect lost control near Tippens Eddy Road.  The suspect fled on foot, with the deputy giving chase.

“A struggle ensued resulting in the suspect being shot,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a prepared statement Saturday afternoon.

The shooting investigation has been turned over to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation. As is standard procedure in officer involved shootings, the deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, remains in the hospital in guarded condition.  The name of the of the deputy involved in the shooting also has not been released.

Pictured: These screenshots from a low-quality cellphone video show the scene early Saturday morning after a deputy-involved shooting on Highway 41 north of Brewton. Exclusive reader submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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10 Responses to “Suspect Shot By Alabama Deputy”

  1. Concerened on February 18th, 2013 9:35 am

    This situation sounds of a desperate person not wanting to return to jail. He could have been killed. So could have been the officer. I Feel this person is someone I know. I could be wrong. There is nothing in this world worth getting yourself killed or hurt or someone else hurt. Be a man, Women, Adult. If u did something wrong, Face it. Admit it, Learn from it. Some cant do this. Some need to stay in jail. I had a friend i grew up with who chose jail early in his life. He still to this day chooses that life style. I asked why after all those years do you still continue that path or life. Why? I think its the only way he knows & will meet his maker if he continues. So be it. We have to face our problems eventually one way or the other.

  2. Jim W on February 17th, 2013 4:33 pm

    Just verifies how dumb some people can be. Even if the person had drugs, warrants, or something else wrong no reason to run. Being stupid is what got that person shot. Whatever happen to the day when people had respect for themselves and authorities? I guess the standard and values have eroded over thee years. Maybe to many drugs or just don’t care.
    Well glad the LEO is okay and no innocent by stander was hurt. I hope that person laying in the hospital takes a long hard look at their life and makes some changes for the better.

  3. avalon on February 17th, 2013 9:41 am

    Glad all the LEOs are okay. Maybe the suspect will learn from this, maybe??

  4. Mamba on February 17th, 2013 9:25 am

    Please give more information on this story. It will be interesting to see how many times this guy was arrested in the past, what he had in the car, if the car was stolen or was he running from another crime. 99% of us just pullover for law enforcement and often it is to be informed that a light is out or some other minor thing and some times a ticket if so well deserved in most cases, but try running and you are in a world of hurt — as this guy found out!

  5. Deputyalso on February 17th, 2013 8:43 am

    Been in this situation myself. Praying for the deputy he is probably having a hard time. Support him he will need it.

  6. Dragnet on February 17th, 2013 8:38 am

    People have gone totally nuts! They got whatever the deserved by endangering people’s lives. You can run, but you can’t hide!

  7. Wondering.... on February 17th, 2013 8:11 am

    I wonder if we will hear the names of all involved. Being that we have yet to hear what happen in the escape of Cedric Jerome Floyd from the Escambia County (AL) jail.

  8. Matt on February 17th, 2013 7:43 am

    I will always support our LEOs over idiots. When a cop says stop, stop. If you run then put your hands on him/her, you might get more than you want…but definitely deserve.

  9. Dnyell on February 17th, 2013 6:52 am

    Dept.done his job! So very tired of ppl thinking there better than others, personally …she needs to get what she deserves considering the circumstances!!!

  10. jkf on February 17th, 2013 4:37 am

    Thank goodness the officer is OK. Who really cares about the fool that started all this. How crazy can people be endangering all the people on the roads doing right. Some people have very poor judgement on things. Praying for the officer maybe the fool has learned a lesson. But he will probley do it again just soon as he recovers. Good job officer……..





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