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 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.