Tuscumbia man killed in officer-involved shooting Tuesday identified

WAFF's Megan Plotka reports live from the scene of the shooting
Published: Apr. 18, 2023 at 10:29 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2023 at 11:16 AM CDT
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TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WAFF) - A 64-year-old Tuscumbia man was killed Tuesday evening in an officer-involved shooting.

Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said officers were called to the home by family members who said the man was threatening them. The shooting happened at 7:45 p.m. on April 18 at 117 Walker Avenue in Tuscumbia.

Police tried to get the armed man to come out of the home but he refused. They say the standoff lasted for about an hour, with the man refusing to come out of the home and surrender.

Chief Tony Logan said police shot and killed the 64-year-old who was later identified by the Colbert County Coroner as George Handley. No others were injured at the scene.

This is not the first time police were called to the home.

Chief Logan told our partners at the Times Daily that they’ve gotten several calls before regarding the 64-year-old, threatening to hurt family members and himself.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Bureau is in charge of the case and the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

WAFF's Megan Plotka reporting from the scene of the shooting

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