Authorities capture man wanted in Auburn officer-involved shooting

UPDATE: Our CBS affiliate WRBL confirmed Wilkes was captured near the intersection of Beehive Road and Wire Road near Auburn.

Authorities have charged Wilkes with capital murder, three counts of attempted murder, and second-degree domestic violence.

The State of Alabama issued an Emergency BLUE Alert.

Officials need help locating Grady Wayne Wilkes. Wilkes is wanted in an officer-involved shooting, according to the Auburn Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said in a news conference Monday morning that one officer is dead and two others are seriously injured.  The seriously injured officers are expected to recover.

Wilkes is a white male, 6’4”, 215 lbs, and is believed to be a serious risk to the public. Wilkes is 29-years-old, he has hazel eyes and brown hair.

Wilkes was last seen wearing camo clothing with body armor and a helmet at Arrow Head Mobile Home Park in Auburn, Alabama around 11:30 pm on May 19, 2019.

If you have any information regarding Wilkes, please contact the Auburn Police Department at 334-501-3100 or call 911.

The purpose of the Blue Alert Program is to establish a quick response system designed to issue and coordinate alerts following a violent attack upon a law enforcement officer. 

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