Marengo Co. District Attorney Shot in Demopolis

Alabama News Network has confirmed that Marengo County District Attorney Greg Griggers has been shot in Demopolis.  Authorities say the suspected shooter was a former state trooper.

Griggers is District Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit, which includes Marengo, Greene and Sumter counties in West Alabama.

District Attorney Michael Jackson says Griggers was shot in the face but is expected to recover.

Jackson says an investigator from Griggers’ office and a drug task force investigator opened fire and the alleged assailant was killed. Jackson identifies the dead man as former Alabama state trooper Steve Smith.

Demopolis City Schools went on lockdown until the scene was brought under control.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said on Twitter, “Greg is both a friend and a tremendous public servant. Keeping him and his family in our thoughts.”

We have crews on their way to the scene. Stay with Alabama News Network for updates on this breaking news.

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