Suspect arrested in deadly shooting on Ala. police responding to domestic disturbance call

Suspect arrested in deadly shooting on Ala. police responding to domestic disturbance call
Grady Wilkes (Image: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency)

[Ed. – Another officer goes down senselessly in the line of duty]

A man opened fire on police responding to a call about a domestic disturbance in an Alabama mobile home park, killing one officer and wounding two others, authorities said Monday. An intense manhunt led to his arrest hours later, not far from the Arrowhead trailer park, which is only a few miles from the campus of Auburn University, where students had been warned to be on alert.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency described 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes as armed and extremely dangerous, wearing camouflage body armor and a helmet. On Monday morning, the Auburn University Department of Campus Safety and Security said on Twitter that the suspect was in custody.

The officers were met with gunfire when they responded late Sunday night to the disturbance call. Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said there is no indication that the 911 call was fake.

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