Deputy-involved shooting under investigation in Crenshaw County

Published: Jul. 22, 2016 at 11:53 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2016 at 3:52 AM CDT
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CRENSHAW COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A man authorities say was armed and threatening loved ones was shot by a Crenshaw County sheriff's deputy Friday afternoon.

It happened on Springhill Road out in the county, about a mile from Springhill Church.

Crenshaw County Sheriff Mickey Powell says a domestic violence call came in around 3:45 p..m. involving a man with a weapon.

Powell said his office was told the suspect pulled a gun on family members.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, he couldn't release any other details about what happened next as his agency rushed to the scene, but the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency revealed that the unidentified suspect was shot and taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff's deputy involved in the incident was not injured.

At the request of the sheriff, the shooting is being investigated by special agents with ALEA's State Bureau of Investigation, which is a standard practice.

The deputy has been placed on paid leave, per department policy.

Once the investigation is completed, the findings will be turned over to the Crenshaw County District Attorney's Office..

Sheriff Powell says more information on Friday's shooting will be released when the state has finished their investigation.

In Central Alabama, there has been an outpouring of support for law enforcement agencies in recent weeks after several deadly attacks on officers in different parts of the country.

Powell said his deputies appreciate all of the calls, texts, emails and handshakes they've received as they continue their mission to protect and serve those in Crenshaw County.

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