LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting involving deputies. One person was killed.
The incident happened Thursday morning outside a home on County Road 249 in the Langtown community. Shane Watkins, 39, died.
Sheriff Gene Mitchell said Watkins’ family members called the sheriff’s office for help just before 8 a.m. due to a domestic incident. Two deputies responded.
Sheriff Mitchell said Watkins charged at deputies with a weapon. Mitchell believed it to be a knife.
The deputies were not hurt. The State Bureau of Investigations is overseeing the case.
Watkins’ body has been taken to the Alabama Department of Forensics in Huntsville for an autopsy.