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HOLTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -
The Elmore County Sheriff's Office has requested the Alabama Bureau of Investigation to look into the circumstances surrounding an officer involved shooting in Elmore County Tuesday night.
The ABI confirms Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin requested the ABI investigate the incident. The ABI's findings will be turned over to a grand jury.
Sheriff Franklin says an off-duty Montgomery firefighter, 34-year-old Jeremy Acre of Holtville was shot in the upper torso and killed by an Elmore County Sheriff's Deputy.
Franklin says two deputies were dispatched to the scene to shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday to conduct a welfare check at the home on Hogan Road in Holtville on reports of a domestic violence incident.
When the deputies approached the door they heard the sound of a gun being loaded. When deputies knocked on the door, Acre allegedly answered and was clearly agitated. He was told multiple times to drop the handgun he was holding.
Franklin says one of the deputies deployed his Taser which took Acre down until he was able to remove one of the probes from his body. He got back up and threatened the officers with his gun - that's when a deputy fired a single shot. That shot proved fatal for Acre - he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Franklin added that both deputies who responded to the scene have at least 15 years of law enforcement experience. At the time of the incident, Acre's wife and two children were home. Franklin says they did not witness the incident.
A spokesperson with the City of Montgomery confirms Acre had been employed by the department since 1999.
The ABI investigation is standard whenever an officer is involved in a shooting.