Off-Duty Deputy Shoots Man at Huntsville Walmart

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By Alabama News Network

Police are investigating a shooting at a Huntsville Walmart store that involved an off-duty Morgan County sheriff's deputy.


AL.com reports that the deputy was shopping at the store on South Memorial Parkway when he shot a man in the buttock Tuesday afternoon.


The deputy told police he recognized a suspect with active felony warrants, and confronted him about the matter before a shot was fired. Huntsville police said in a news release the deputy was trying to make an arrest inside the store.


Police said the gunshot wound was not life-threatening, and officers were guarding the wounded man at Huntsville Hospital.


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