Morgan County Deputy Resigns Over Walmart Shooting Incident

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Morgan County Sheriff’s deputy resigned Monday afternoon following his involvement in a shooting at Walmart in south Huntsville last week.

Brian Fulford had met with Sheriff Ana Franklin earlier today to discuss his status with the department. He and his lawyer left the meeting discussing filing an appeal, but Fulford resigned just a few hours later.

Fulford turned himself in to Huntsville Police on Friday. He is charged with second-degree assault for an incident last Tuesday, April 15.  Witnesses say Fulford, off duty at the time, fired a shot at a man in the parking lot. the man, David Horton, had arrest warrants in Morgan County. He was treated at Huntsville Hospital and then released, and arrested and taken to the Morgan County Jail.