BRYANT, Ala. (WHNT) – Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips says one of his deputies shot a man Thursday evening during a domestic disturbance call.
Deputies were called to 1541 County Road 291 in Bryant just before dark. “When deputies arrived the wife and the child was outside behind a vehicle in the yard. They approached them to talk to them and a man came out of the residence with two guns, one in each hand,” Sheriff Phillips says.
Sheriff Phillips said deputies told the man, Jerry David Nunley, to drop the weapons, but he didn’t.”He told them, he said ‘I’m going to kill you,’ brought one of the guns up toward the officer and shots were fired,” Sheriff Phillips says. “He went down and we immediately called an ambulance and he was flown to Erlanger.”
Sheriff Phillips says as of Friday afternoon, Nunley was still in the hospital. He says his deputies acted in a manner according to protocol. “You never want to shoot anyone, but the man gave them no choice.”
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident. “Any time you have an officer involved shooting you’ll contact ABI for investigation.”
Sheriff Phillips said the case will be presented to a grand jury for further review. He says after that investigation, Nunley may be facing charges.