WILCOX COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Two people are dead and another person is seriously injured following a domestic violence call in Yellow Bluff.
Michael Jackson, the district attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, told CBS 42 that the deputies were responding to a domestic violence call when a woman ran out of the home followed by a man firing a weapon.
The chief deputy, Trenton Gulley, was shot and airlifted to a Pensacola hospital. Gulley is expected to recover.
Jackson also said, retired Wilcox County Sheriff Deputy Madison Nicholson, died from his injuries. Nicholson was working as a process server and was out on calls with the sheriff’s office at the time of the incident.
“We have tragically lost a hero with a servant’s heart to protect and serve the citizens of Alabama,” ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor released in a statement.
The suspect, Billy Bizzell, was reportedly killed after Gulley returned fire during the incident.
No further information has been released at this time.
Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.