Troopers, Conecuh law enforcement involved in shooting

Published 10:17 am Thursday, October 15, 2015

On Wednesday evening, Alabama State Troopers responded to assist Conecuh County Sheriff Randy Brock’s Office in the apprehension of a suspect wanted for an assault that occurred earlier in the evening in Monroeville.

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. No law enforcement officers were injured.

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,” Secretary Collier said. “I am very relieved that no officers were injured this evening.”

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