Sheriff: Deputy kills man who pointed flare gun at him

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MOULTON, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say an Alabama deputy shot and killed a man who pointed a flare gun at him after fleeing from a traffic stop.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s office said Marty Hutto, 50, was shot and killed Saturday after he pointed a gun at the deputy.

Investigators said they later discovered it was a flare gun loaded with a modified 12-guage shotgun shell, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said Monday that it is reviewing the incident at the request of the sheriff.  The deputy is on paid leave during the investigation.

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8/8/2022 7:00:57 PM (GMT -5:00)

Categories: Alabama News