UPDATE 7:50 AM A law enforcement spokesperson says a 2nd person in the suspect’s vehicle was also shot and treated for what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. A spokesperson says the suspect who was killed was a wanted felon who was known to be armed and known to be violent with law enforcement.
UPDATE 6:40 AM News release from Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit:
On July 18, 2021, the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit (BCMCU)
was activated to investigate an officer-involved shooting.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. law enforcement officers from several
agencies were in the area of Interstate 10 and Highway 181 searching for a
subject who had a warrant for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a
felony. Officers received information that the subject might be armed and had
recently been involved in a separate officer involved shooting.
Officers from the Spanish Fort Police Department located the
suspect’s vehicle at 29805 Alabama State Route 181 and waited for
additional units. (This is the Chevron gas station on Highway 181 just south
of Interstate 10.)
Officer’s from the Daphne Police Department and Baldwin County
Deputies arrived to assist, and officers approached the subject’s vehicle.
Deputies tried to order the subject out of the vehicle, but he did not comply
and attempted to drive away. The subject was shot by officers during the
encounter and he succumbed to his wounds. We have determined that the
suspect was in possession of a firearm during this incident. No officers were
Members of the BCMCU are conducting an independent investigation
into this incident. The investigators assigned to this case are from agencies
who did not have officers involved in the shooting. This investigation is still in
its initial stages and crime scene personnel will be working in the parking lot
of the Chevron. We ask that everyone avoid this area and keep our
investigator’s safety in mind as you travel on Highway 181 this morning.
The area is otherwise safe, and more information will be released later.
ORIGINAL STORY: BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A man is dead after a shootout with Baldwin County Deputies in Malbis. Officials say it happened early Sunday morning near the Chevron gas station on Highway 181.
The man had previously fled from Choctaw County deputies after being shot several times there. Officials say he somehow made it to Baldwin County. He was wanted for several attempted murder warrants out of Choctaw County. His name has not been officially released. This is a developing story and we’ll update this space as more information becomes available.