Suspect Killed in Deputy Involved Shooting in Jefferson CountyMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 11 2014 9:43 AM
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL -The parking lot at the Roebuck Huffman Wal-Mart on Parkway East was closed for several hours Friday night after a shooting involving a Jefferson County Sheriff Deputy.
According to Chief Deputy Randy Christian early reports say a deputy interrupted what is believed to be a drug deal that was taking place in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
The 21-year-old suspect tried to run the deputy over as he tried to leave the scene, said Christian. The deputy fid and hit the suspect. The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Birmingham police were called to the scene to help in the investigation.
In any officer involved shooting the Alabama Bureau of Investigation will also be brought in.
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