UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): The Major Crimes Unit of Baldwin County released more details in reference to a Baldwin County deputy shooting and killing a person.
BCSO was called to a home on Highway 90 in Robertsdale at around 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning for a vandalism call. The person who made the call asked deputies to come to the home after a neighbor “intentionally damaged personal property,” according to the release.
The suspect went back into his home once deputies tried asking questions. Deputies left the home, but remained in the area.
At around 2:40 p.m., deputies saw the person leave his home and walk around the property. Deputies tried to arrest him, but the person charged at them with a knife.
The deputy tried to use a taser, but it was ineffective. This led to the deputy shooting the person. The person was given medical aid, but they died on the scene. The deputy was not injured.
Deputies said the person who was shot had active warrants for second-degree stalking, third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespassing. A name has not been released at this time.
Officials also said the name of the deputy will not be released at this time. More details will be released as it becomes available.
UPDATE: A dispute between neighbors in Elsanor Thursday morning escalated until a Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed a suspect who approached them with a knife, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
BCSO said the dispute began at about 10 this morning. Just before 3 Thursday afternoon, a suspect approached a deputy. BCSO said the deputy had no choice but to defend themselves. The deputy shot and killed the suspect.
This is a developing story. We will continue to update this story as we learn more.
ELSANOR, Ala. (WKRG) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed one of its deputies shot and killed a person in Elsanor on County Road 62, south off Highway 90.
The shooting happened at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Marked and unmarked vehicles responded to the scene. The scene was taped off.
This is a developing story. WKRG News 5 has a team working to gather more information. We will update this story as we learn more.