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BREAKING: Alabama Deputy Shot During Traffic Stop

Lee County, AL – A Lee County deputy was shot during a traffic stop in Beauregard on Wednesday morning.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said that incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 20 after the sheriff’s deputy pulled over a motorcyclist for a traffic violation in the 700-block of Lee County Road 121 in the Beauregard community, WRBL reported.

Sheriff Jones said that the deputy and the driver of the motorcycle exchanged gunshots, WSFA reported.

Deputies found the motorcyclist down and crawling into the woods a short distance from the scene.

Sheriff Jones said the suspect in the deputy’s shooting had been taken into custody, WRBL reported.

The sheriff said the suspect had also been wounded in the gunfight.

The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, WSFA reported.

He said the wounded deputy was airlifted to Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown emergency room in Columbus, Georgia for treatment, WRBL reported.

There is no information on the condition of the wounded hero.

Sheriff Jones said that Opelika police would be heading up the investigation into the deputy-involved shooting, WSFA reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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