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 suspect was identified as Grady Wayne Wilkes, age 29, a white male of 6’4” and 215 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. pic.twitter.com/wObCP7O3yL
— AU Campus Safety (@AuburnSafety) May 20, 2019
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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