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Lawsuit Claims Police Shooting of Veteran was Unnecessary

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — The parents of a veteran shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in July have filed a civil lawsuit against the Elmore County sheriff.  Thirty-two-year-old Jonathan Pears was shot and killed in the front yard of his parent’s home in Wetumpka on July 28. In a statement issued Tuesday, Pears’ parents say he was having a…

Montgomery Man Fatally Shoots Wife Before Being Fatally Shot by MPD

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the Sunday evening shooting death of Barbara Harwood, 64, of Montgomery. MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 6700 block of Greenbrook Drive on Sunday, March 8, around 6:20 p.m. in reference to shots fired. At the scene, contact was made with the armed suspect, Charles Harwood, 65, that resulted…

Alabama House Votes to Make it a Hate Crime to Target Police Officers

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a bill to make it a hate crime to target police officers. Representatives voted 92-0 to add the law enforcement profession to the categories, along with race and religion, covered by Alabama’s hate crime law. The bill found broad support in both parties in the House of Representatives following the shooting deaths of…

Suspect Charged with Capital Murder in Deadly Police Shooting in Auburn

Authorities in Auburn have arrested a man suspected of killing a police officer. Police say 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes lead police on a manhunt late Sunday night after Wilkes shot at  three officers who responded to a reported domestic disturbance. One officer was killed, another officer is listed in critical condition, the 3rd officer’s injuries are said to be non-life…

Lawyers: We Have Seen The Galleria Shooting Video

Police shot wrong man Thanksgiving night.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on a fatal police shooting at a shopping mall on Thanksgiving (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Attorneys for relatives of a black man who was shot and killed by police who mistook him for a suspect in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving say they’ve seen some police video documenting the…

Montgomery Police-Involved Shooting Leaves Woman Dead

Alabama News Network responded to the scene of a police-involved fatal shooting in North Montgomery, near the Montgomery Zoo. The shooting took place near the intersection of Kiwanis and Civitan streets. Police say they responded to a call of a stolen car at the scene. They say a woman in the stolen car was dragging an officer underneath the car,…

Prattville Police Release Details on Shooting that Injured Sergeant

The Prattville Police Dept. has released more information about a domestic violence shooting that left a police sergeant injured. At a news conference this afternoon, police officials said Sgt. Donnie Martin was the one who was hit by a gunshot last Thursday. Officers identified 44-year-old William Jerrett Carrico as the suspected shooter. Police say at around 1:43 p.m., they responded…

Kin of Teen Killed by Police Seek Charges, Criticize Panel

Supporters of the family of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by a Mobile police officer are calling for criminal charges against the officer and for Mayor Sandy Stimpson to remove himself from a police citizens advisory council selection process. AL.com reports that in her first public comments since her son Michael Moore’s shooting, Shunta Daugherty continued to question Tuesday…