Sheriff: Deputy recovering after shooting near Montgomery

Officer Involved Shooting Police Shooting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama sheriff’s deputy is recovering after sustaining a gunshot wound during a standoff outside Montgomery.

According to news outlets, the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls Saturday that a man was firing a gun at houses in the town of Eclectic.

Sheriff Bill Franklin tells WSFA authorities communicated with the shooter over a public address system and tried deploying gas to get him out. Franklin said the suspect, 59-year-old Jeffrey Cofer, of Eclectic, fired multiple rounds, wounding a deputy.

The wounded deputy was taken to a hospital in Montgomery, where Franklin said he was recovering. Cofer was taken into custody and faces an attempted murder charge. It was not clear whether he had an attorney.

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1/30/2022 3:22:30 PM (GMT -6:00)

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