State Trooper Guns Down Drunk Man Sitting In His Passenger Seat
First thing is first. This story smells of a rat.
A drunk man.
Sitting in his passenger seat.
This shows the man has some sense.
More than that, it shows the ‘drunk man’ is responsible enough not to drive drunk.
After supposedly, and most likely, hitting a few mail boxes the man pulled over.
An Alabama State trooper approached his vehicle.
The ‘drunk man’ just “pulls out a gun”…
I don’t think so, but maybe.
We are waiting on the dashcam for this one.
- Troopers received a call of a suspected drunk driver who had struck several mail boxes in Madison County.
- The officer who shot the suspect is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
- Names of the suspect and officer have not been released.
Associated Press Released the following:
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a police officer has fatally shot an armed man who was driving drunk in northern Alabama.
Huntsville police spokesman Lt. Stacy Bates tells local news outlets that an Alabama state trooper approached the man in the Central Square parking lot before the suspect pulled a handgun Saturday morning. Bates says the suspect refused to drop the weapon before he and the trooper battled over the gun.
Bates says a Huntsville police officer fired his weapon and struck the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers received a call of a suspected drunk driver who had struck several mail boxes in Madison County.
How This Happened Reportedly
An Alabama state trooper approached the man in the Central Square parking lot in the 1000 block of Jordan Lane.
The suspect then supposedly “pulled a handgun”, the Huntsville police spokesperson Lt. Stacy Bates said.
The trooper and the suspect began to “battle over the gun”, the trooper said.
“The male refused to drop the weapon and continued to struggle with the officers,” Bates said.
“The HPD officer fired his weapon striking the male.”
The dashcam video has not yet been released.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting occurred at around 9:30 a.m.