Police: Person killed by Alabama deputies after opening fire

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PERDIDO, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say officers in southwest Alabama shot and killed a person who was walking along a rural road after he pulled a gun and opened fire.

A statement from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says two deputies who were on patrol about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when they saw a person walking on a county road. The statement says the person was “suspicious,” but it didn’t indicate why.

The sheriff’s office says the pedestrian pulled a gun and shot at deputies. Deputies returned fire, killing the person. No officers were injured, and authorities haven’t identified the officers or the person who was killed.

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1/19/2022 7:25:05 AM (GMT -6:00)

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