Officers involved in Monroeville shooting

Published 10:10 am Thursday, October 15, 2015

Officers were involved in a shooting Wednesday night in Monroeville, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

“Troopers responded to assist Conecuh Co Sheriff Randy Brock’s Office in the apprehension of a suspect wanted for an assault that occurred earlier in the evening in Monroeville,” ALEA Public Information Officer and Corporal Jess Thornton said in a statement. “Multiple attempts to persuade the suspect, who was believed to be armed, to surrender failed. At that point, the suspect exited the residence and fired multiple shots at law enforcement. In an effort to defend themselves, law enforcement officers from several agencies returned fire and subsequently killed the suspect.”

Thornton said no law enforcement officers were injured.

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In addition to ALEA, Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier, Col. John Richardson and SBI Director Gene Wiggins responded to the scene.

“SBI will thoroughly investigate both the officer involved shooting and the assault in Monroeville,” Collier said. “I am very relieved that no officers were injured (Wednesday) evening.”

The State Bureau of Investigation will conduct the investigation of the officer involved shooting and the assault that occurred in Monroeville.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available.