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Jackson County Standoff Ends; Man Dead After Gunfight

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- A standoff that lasted several hours Tuesday is over and one person is dead.

Jeremy Gregory, 31, died this morning.  The Madison County SWAT team shot and killed Gregory.

Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said someone called his office late Monday night to report that Gregory was driving erratically in the area.  A Section police officer came to Gregory's house on County Road 48 along with some Jackson County Sheriff's deputies.

They tried to get Gregory to come out, the sheriff said, but he fired some shots over the deputies' heads.  They fell back and continued to try to talk him into coming out.

He refused to talk with them, and stayed inside the house.

Sheriff Phillips called in the Madison County SWAT Team.  They came to the scene and threw some tear gas into the mobile home.  Gregory still wouldn't come out, though.

Early Tuesday morning, at approximately 7 a.m. the SWAT Team shot and killed Gregory.  Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says Gregory was shot after he opened fire on the SWAT team members.  None of the officers were hurt.

Sheriff Phillips said he suspects drugs played a role in the situation.

No one was inside the house with Gregory, but there are several children's toys in the front yard.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is now in charge of the case.

WHNT News 19's Carson Clark is at the scene.  He filed this report on our morning news before the standoff ended.

Filed in: News, Northeast Alabama

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