SAFFORD, Ala. (AP) A man was fatally shot by a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who was responding to a domestic violence call in Safford.
Chief Deputy Randy Pugh says the man was shot early Monday when he came out of a house and opened fire on a deputy who was pulling into the driveway.
District Attorney Michael Jackson has identified the man as Thomas Monts of Greensboro. Chief Deputy Pugh says some of the shots Monts fired hit the deputy’s car and one bullet pierced the windshield, narrowly missing the responding deputy. Pugh says the deputy took cover and returned fire.
The deputy has been put on administrative leave and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting.