FBI Shoots, Kills North Carolina Murder Suspect In Atmore (With Exclusive Photos, Video)

May 21, 2020

A North Carolina murder suspect was shot and killed by the FBI during a standoff in Atmore Wednesday.

Tobby Wiggins was wanted for a murder in the Charlotte area of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on May 15.

“The investigation determined that the subject was staying in Atmore, Alabama. FBI special agents identified the location of the subject, and attempted to take the subject into custody,” said James Jewell, special agent in charge of the FBI Mobile Field Office.

The FBI found Wiggins at a trailer park on Mobile Street, just off Highway 21 near Walmart and a standoff ensued when they attempted to take him into custody on North Carolina state warrants for murder and a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

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FBI agents attempted to negotiate with Wiggins. He came to the door of the mobile home during the standoff as FBI agents and bystanders yelled for him to surrender.

Throughout the ordeal, a female repeatedly yelled at Wiggins, begging him to come out with his hands up and surrender.

She yelled, “I love you” as a FBI tactical team began to move, just seconds before shots rang out.

NorthEscambia.com was the only media on Mobile Street at the time of the gunfire, and our camera was rolling about 100 feet away. Unfortunately, our camera was hit by a person running for cover from the gunfire, but it did catch the sound of the shots.

The sound of the gunfire and the aftermath of the shooting are in the video below. Warning: Some readers may find the video to be too intense, but it does not contain graphic scenes.

“A shooting incident review team lead by the FBI’s inspection division will interview witnesses and gather information for a presentation to the shooting incident review group, which consists of members of the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice,” Jewell said. “The shooter incident review group examines all of the information and determines the reasonableness and application of deadly force in accordance with the department of justice deadly force policy and law.”

The results of the investigation will be presented to an Escambia County (AL) Grand Jury and the DOJ for review.

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17 Responses to “FBI Shoots, Kills North Carolina Murder Suspect In Atmore (With Exclusive Photos, Video)”

  1. Just saying on May 23rd, 2020 12:51 am

    For those who think they should wear their dress shoes and a blue windbreaker suit up and try your Andy Griffith approach sometime. The world is a bad place and sometimes you must meet force with overwhelming force. Good guys won. It is a war out there. The bad guy chose the outcome.

  2. Christian on May 22nd, 2020 8:35 pm


    Yeah what happen to the Navy windbreaker, jeans and a black suburban. I am not OK with the militarization of our police forces

  3. AC on May 22nd, 2020 9:52 am

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you know that the upper echelon of the FBI certainly has, or had, a political agenda and therefore not to be trusted by the people. However, I have no issue with the “boots on the street” level of the FBI. Just as many local law enforcement agencies are led by political hacks that were placed there by politicians to be loyal to them and their aspirations; such as police chiefs or commissioners of municipalities, so are federal law enforcement agencies. These agency leaders almost never represent the people under them. I still believe that MOST rank and file law enforcement officers, local, state, and federal; are good honest men and women who just want to do what’s right and have no political agendas. They just want to put the bad guys in jail and separate them from society. But the same cannot be said about their appointed leaders. All that being said, I have absolutely no problem with them using armored cars or whatever else they need to get the bad guys.

  4. deBugger on May 22nd, 2020 1:44 am

    @Infidel Numero Uno

    Thnx 4 kind words ~ an old favorite, sadly still relevant today…

    Alright everyone, Let’s Have A Safe, Sane, & Happy Memorial Day Weekend
    out there, m’kay?

  5. Infidel Numero Uno on May 22nd, 2020 12:04 am

    @debugger….well said indeed.

  6. Lisa Watson on May 21st, 2020 7:59 pm

    Dear “wondering” The FBI doesn’t have a political agenda. Stop listening to fairy tales told by orange nutbars.

  7. deBugger on May 21st, 2020 7:42 pm

    @Wondering ~ don’t waste yer breath… you either “get it”, or you don’t, and LOTSA folks posting here DO NOT GET IT.

    @ ALL.
    maybe this will help ~

    “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a socialist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

    ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_…#Text
    “…first made in German in 1946 by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984).”


  8. I am with wondering on May 21st, 2020 7:18 pm

    Yeah, I agree

  9. Curious on May 21st, 2020 6:42 pm

    Did he have a weapon? Just curious as to why he was shot down? Seems like target practice all over the USA..hey hey!!!!!

  10. Leo on May 21st, 2020 4:27 pm

    Wondering, you do realize that the guy they were after was a killer who blew his girlfriend away in Charlotte, NC six days ago, right? He ain’t exactly the kind of guy who responds to an email or phone call suggesting he turn himself in. I didn’t trust James Comey and I believe he was a political tool of the left who abused his power, but the rank and file agents in the field do a great job and deserve to go home to their families at the end of the day. Hence the armored vehicle and guns. You’ve probably never been shot at, but I have. I’ve had bullets whizzing past me fired by a barricaded suspect armed with a high powered rifle and I would have loved having that armored vehicle as cover. Instead, all I had for cover was a vest designed to stop handgun rounds and a pane of glass, neither of which were gonna save my life. The only thing that kept me alive that day was him being a lousy shot.

  11. robert dandridge on May 21st, 2020 3:27 pm

    For “wondering”.
    If they got it, use it. No need to endanger their Agents to look good for you. I bet they support other law enforcement with their equipment when they request it. Just because the Democrats mis-used them is no reason to be too critical. God Bless’em.

  12. Bill on May 21st, 2020 1:12 pm

    Great job on the apprehension and coverage

  13. Emily on May 21st, 2020 1:07 pm

    The world is officially going crazy.

  14. Well on May 21st, 2020 11:17 am

    @ wondering


  15. Wondering on May 21st, 2020 9:41 am

    Does it bother anyone else when the FBI comes in with an armored carrier and machine guns and enough troops for the Middle East? Not that I support the other guy but my trust in the FBI isn’t super high either, what happens when they come after innocent people for not supporting their political agenda?? Just a few questions

  16. Kate on May 21st, 2020 8:46 am

    Great coverage. Beautifully clear video. Kudos to the videographer! Too bad about getting jostled while filming, but thanks for being there.Filming still impressive!

  17. Niknak50 on May 21st, 2020 7:53 am

    I’m glad it ended so well, and no one from any of the agencies were hurt.

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