Alabama: One Officer Dead, Two Wounded, After Suspect Opens Fire

Auburn Police

One officer is dead and two wounded after a suspect opened fire on them Sunday night at a mobile home park in Auburn, Alabama.

ABC News reports the three officers “were met with gunfire” while responding to a “domestic disturbance”call at the mobile home park.

The suspect in the shooting, 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes, spent hours avoiding capture after the shooting. This led Auburn University’s public safety department to post warnings:

The Tennessean reports that Wilkes was captured Monday around 8 am local time.

Auburn Police Chief Paul Register indicated there was no evidence the call that initiated contact was fake or part of a larger plan to ambush the officers. However, the investigation is still under way.

The two wounded officers are expected to survive.

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