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05-07-10, 02:49 PM #1
AL Officer Involved Shooting
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Limestone deputy shoots man after threatened with shotgun
By Victoria Cumbow, The Huntsville Times
May 07, 2010, 12:01PM
The Huntsville TimesLimestone County Sheriff Mike BlakelyELKMONT - A man is in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital after he was shot by a Limestone County Sheriff's deputy after he threatened officers with a shotgun, said Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely.
Last night shortly before 10 p.m., Blakely said three officers went to the home of Gary Leon Cox on New Garden Road in order to arrest him and Tressa Shores.
According to reports, Shores' husband called Elkmont officials and claimed Shores, 48, and Cox, 47, stole a large bottle of his prescription muscle relaxers.
An Elkmont deputy and two Limestone deputies went to the home to make the arrests.
As one of the deputies knocked on the front door, Cox eventually opened the door holding a shotgun at his side, attempting to hide it behind his leg, Blakely said.
The deputy repeatedly asked Cox to drop the gun, but Blakely said as Cox began to raise the gun and point it toward the deputy, Cox was shot.
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05-07-10, 05:33 PM #2
I'm glad that the deputies weren't injured.
05-07-10, 10:35 PM #3
Stupid should hurt. Good shot , Deputy. Go home and hug the wife and kids.
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