Suspect dead after deputy-involved shooting in Elmore County

Deputies had responded to another domestic incident at the home earlier in the day
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 12:15 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 5:01 PM CDT
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ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A domestic incident that led to a deadly deputy-involved shooting is under investigation in Elmore County.

According to Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin, the incident started Monday afternoon at a home in the area of Cherokee Trail. Deputies responded to a domestic dispute in which family members reported that a relative, Darin Gray, was acting erratically.

Deputies investigated the matter and ultimately left the home. Franklin said several hours later, at around 11 p.m., deputies were called back to the home after a woman reported that one of her sons had shot the other.

When deputies responded to the home, they reported hearing someone say, “My brother is trying to kill me,” Franklin said. Two deputies then made entry into a workshop on the property where they found Darin Gray, armed with a handgun.

Deputies attempted to talk to Darin Gray, the sheriff stated, but when he pointed his gun toward them, the deputies discharged their weapons, striking the man. Darin Gray was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries, Franklin added.

Cecil Gray, Darin Gray’s brother, was located in a nearby home where he was suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The motive for the shooting between the brothers is not known.

The deputy-involved shooting is being investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

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