SBI takes over investigation of fatal officer-involved shooting in Pickens Co.

Published: Aug. 29, 2019 at 12:28 PM CDT
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PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Pickens County District Attorney Andy Hamlin says his office is giving Wednesday’s fatal officer-involved shooting investigation to the State Bureau of Investigation.

The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at Grandview Gardens apartment complex in Gordo and resulted in the death of 62-year-old Wallace Wilder.

“I requested that SBI investigate this matter as an independent agency. This was done in an abundance of caution so that a neutral and detached agency can gather the facts and evidence and make a determination as to what actually transpired with regard to all individuals involved. The investigation is ongoing and the situation is still very fluid,” Hamlin said.

No additional details are available at this time, but the investigation continues.

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