State law enforcement to investigate police shooting in Cleveland


(CBS 42)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Law enforcement are investigating the shooting of a man they were attempting to arrest in Blount County, police said Tuesday.

Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating the shooting “involving a Blount County sheriff’s deputy,” according to the agency.

A press release from ALEA issued Tuesday night said that deputies from the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, and an FBI agent were attempting to arrest Stevie B. Holmes, 40, of Cleveland on charges of “making a terroristic threat.”

Police claim that Holmes “resisted arrest and utilized a sharp instrument to attack and injure a deputy from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office which resulted in Holmes being shot.”

ALEA said the deputy was treated at the scene and Holmes was airlifted to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition as of Tuesday night.

According to Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon, the shooting happened in Cleveland near County Road 1 and Highway 231. Moon did not give any information on the circumstances surrounding the shooting or who was injured.

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