2 dead in Lee County after 4-hour standoff with police

File photo of police tape. (CBS42/Kerry Robinson)
File photo of police tape. (CBS42/Kerry Robinson)

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — An East Alabama woman is dead after allegedly being shot by her husband on Saturday night. Authorities say he also died after a four hour standoff with police.

The Lee County Coroner says 38-year-old Erica Murphy was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police later went to the couple’s home. That’s when Daniel Murphy appeared in a window and reportedly aimed a weapon at deputies.

Police shot Murphy. He died at the scene.

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