Suspect who allegedly shot Alabama deputy during traffic stop in hospital


LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) — A Lee County man suspected of shooting a deputy in the Beauregard community Wednesday is now in the hospital.

John Cross, 42, was transported to a hospital in Georgia Wednesday for treatment and remains under guard by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department. When he is released from the hospital, Cross will be taken the Muscogee County Jail and charged with attempted murder.

According to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, the shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when the deputy pulled over a motorcyclist for a traffic stop in Beauregard. The deputy was flown to Columbus, Georgia for emergency medical treatment. Their condition is unknown.

Cross will eventually be extradited back to Alabama. 

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