Police shoot Auburn man holding driver's neck with knife

Brian R McGlynn (Source: Auburn Police Dept.)
Brian R McGlynn (Source: Auburn Police Dept.)

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Auburn police officers say when they pulled over a vehicle, a man was in the backseat with his arm around the neck of the female driver. He was also holding a knife.

The incident started with a call to police around 2:31 Sunday afternoon regarding a possible domestic violence situation and the description of a vehicle. Moments later an officer noticed the white, 2006 model Scion and initiated a traffic stop.

When the officer got out of his patrol car, in the 1600 block of East Glenn Avenue near East University Drive, he noticed the situation.

Authorities say the officer pulled his weapon and fired a single shot at the suspect, hitting him. The Scion then sped from the scene and the officer began a pursuit, which ended at nearby East Alabama Medical Center.

The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Brian R. McGlynn, of Auburn, was arrested on the scene but allowed to receive medical treatment for his wound. He is expected to be released Monday.

The driver, identified only as a family member, was not injured in the shooting. There were no other individuals in the vehicle.

The officer, not injured, was placed on paid administrative leave, while the incident is investigated by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

McGlynn is charged with Kidnapping 1st Degree and Domestic Violence 3rd Degree. 

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