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UPDATED @ 5:55 PM DEVELOPING: Accidental Shooting In Coffee County In Elba

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 03 2013 4:29 PM

COFFEE COUNTY:    Elba Police and Coffee County Sheriff Deputies are on the scene of a gunshot death in Elba Police jurisdiction.

The shooting death is on highway 189 South like you are going from Elba towards Kinston. The scene is reported to be outside the city limits of Elba but in the Police jurisdiction.

Elba Rescue is on the scene. The person is deceased on the scene. Reports are a 17 year old was reported UNCONFIRMED to have been playing with a gun and died of an accidental gunshot wound..

Coffee County Coroner Tim Whitehead has been dispatched to the scene.

As more information is available we will update.


Coffee County Sheriff, Coffee County Coroner, and Elba Police continue their investigation into the death of the 17 year old. The death was a result of a gunshot wound. Authorities will be assisted by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in determining the manner of death based on the facts and circumstances.

A manner of death has not OFFICIALLY been determined at this time.

NOTE: Manner of death is the death is ruled Accidental, Natural, Suicide, Homicide or Undetermined.

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