ABI to investigate officer-involved shooting


ASHLAND,Ala. (WIAT)- A Clay County sheriff’s deputy and an agent with the Clay County Drug Task Force were involved in a shooting Friday evening.

According to Clay County Sheriff Ray Latham, the shooting occurred in the Bluff Springs area just south of Ashland.  Both officers came upon the male suspect during a traffic stop, at which point he showed a weapon, prompting one of the officers to shoot the suspect.  The man, who has not been identified, was flown to Birmingham with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation has been turned over to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

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