A Deputy in Randolph County was taken to UAB Hospital after being shot while responding to a call on County Road 357 and County Road 7, according to a dispatcher. The call was apparently that of a man who had shot his sons dog and started a fire in another location.
The Deputy was fired upon and did return fire. It is unknown what injuries the Deputy sustained he was however transported to a Local Hospital for emergency treatment.
A SWAT Team was sent for staging in the area once the man barricaded himself inside a trailer with his wife. It is believed she is being held hostage at his time.
Several agencies are at the scene to assist with the situation as it unfolds.
The City of Heflin Police Department stated ontheir facebook page:
Please be Praying for our Randolph County Brother Officers, Heflin PD Officers, and all other L.E. Officers responding to assist in stopping the Madness in Randolph County.
Chief A.J. Benefield