ALEA investigating officer involved shooting in Dale County

 DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) announced that it is investigating an officer involved shooting that left one dead in Dale County.

According to ALEA, on Monday the agency was alerted about a suspect threatening people with a knife at a local bank in Ozark, Alabama, in Dale County.

A trooper assigned to ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division attempted to stop the individual, later identified as 47-year-old Boyd Douglass Phillips from Ozark. ALEA says the attempted turned into a vehicle pursuit leading to the 100 block of Hub Street in Ozark.

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Phillips fled into a nearby home a barricaded himself inside. ALEA SWAT and several law enforcement personnel were called to the scene to assist. During the incident, ALEA said officers with ALEA SWAT fired multiple shots, striking Phillips.

ALEA says Phillips was pronounced dead at the scene and no officers were injured in the incident.

As of now, ALEA said the incident is still under investigation. Once the investigation is complete, ALEA will hand over evidence to the Dale County District Attorney’s Office.

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