FBI agent kills North Carolina slaying suspect in Alabama

FBI agent kills North Carolina slaying suspect in Alabama
A man wanted for murder in North Carolina has died after a standoff with FBI agents Wednesday in Alabama. (Source: Foto: FBI)

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - The FBI says an agent in Alabama shot and killed a man who was a suspect in a killing in North Carolina.

Special Agent James Jewell says Tobby Wiggins was fatally wounded during a confrontation Wednesday night in Atmore, Alabama. News outlets report the shooting followed a standoff in the south Alabama town.

Authorities didn’t release any information about what happened. The FBI describes Wiggins as a federal fugitive who was wanted on murder charges in a slaying that occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday.

Federal officials will investigate the shooting.

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