The Baldwin County Major Crime Unit announced this morning that a man was shot and killed Sunday morning after officers from several Baldwin County law enforcement agencies opened fire.
Lieutenant Andre Reid with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office gave this description:
Around 2 a.m., officers from several agencies were searching the area of Interstate 10 and Highway 181 searching for a man who had a warrant for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony.
Officers were told that the man was recently involved in a different officer involved in the shooting.
WKRG is reporting that the man was first shot multiple times by a Choctaw County deputy, where he is wanted for multiple murder warrants, and fled to Baldwin County.
The WKRG video of the scene shows more than a dozen crime scene markers from shell casings found after the shooting.
Spanish Fort police officers found the man’s vehicle at the Chevron gas station on 29805 Alabama State Route 181, just south of Interstate 10. The Spanish Fort Police was waiting for additional units.
Wealthy police officers and Baldwin County representatives arrived to help and publicized the man’s vehicle.
The public representatives tried to get the person out of the vehicle, but he did not agree and tried to drive him away.
During the encounter, the officers shot the man and he died.
Reid said the man was carrying a gun during the incident. No officer was injured.
BCMCU members are investigating the incident.
The investigators assigned to the case are from agencies that did not have officers involved in the shooting.
Reid said the investigation is still in its early stages and crime scene personnel will be working in Chevron’s parking lot.
Officials say everyone avoid this area and keep in mind the safety of our investigator as they are traveling on Highway 181 this morning. The area is otherwise safe, Reid said, and more information will be released later.
Reid did not identify the person who was shot.