Officer Injured, Suspect Dead in Oneonta Standoff Turned Shooting

In a tense incident in an Oneonta neighborhood, a police officer sustained injuries and a suspect was killed during a service call on Monday.

Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon disclosed that Oneonta police received a report about a suspicious individual knocking on doors in the vicinity of Sand Valley Road around 11 a.m.

Upon the officers’ arrival, the individual fled into a wooded area, prompting a pursuit by the police. A brief standoff ensued in the woods, during which the suspect, as stated by Moon, brandished a firearm, leading to an exchange of gunfire.

An Oneonta police officer was reportedly shot in the leg and swiftly airlifted to UAB Hospital, where he is currently in stable condition and expected to recover.

Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey confirmed that the suspect was declared dead at the scene.

In accordance with standard procedures for officer-involved shootings, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation is present at the scene and will spearhead the investigation into the incident. The involvement of the State Bureau of Investigation ensures a thorough and impartial examination of the events that transpired during the standoff and subsequent shooting.

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