PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Priceville Mayor Sam Heflin told News 19 that Priceville Police Chief Rick Williams is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting that left one man dead and Williams injured.

The shooting happened Monday afternoon on Emory Drive in Priceville.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Swafford said that someone called 911 to report a suspicious person in the area around 2:15 p.m. Swafford said when officers arrived, the suspect Bradley James Ellison, shot at the officers and they returned fire.

Williams was shot in the incident and was transported to Decatur General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Ellison was also shot and transported to the hospital in critical condition. He died from his injuries around 3:30 p.m., according to Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn.

“This was a simply disturbance call,” said Swafford. “We roll up on them probably four to five times a day and to have one turn out like this, it makes us pause and say — ‘Well, how do we do this? Are we handling it the right way? Are we as cautious as we need to be?'”

Priceville is pretty small, with only around 4,000 residents. The mayor says incidents like this don’t happen often in his city.

“We’re a small town,” said Mayor Sam Heflin. “We’re a family here and so anytime something like that happens, you’re necessarily concerned.”

Heflin says when he got the call about the shooting Monday afternoon, he couldn’t believe it.

“That’s a call you never want to get,” said Mayor Heflin. “It’s kind of like a parent. You never want to hear when your child had a car wreck, and so this is the same thing. You just don’t want to know when one of your employees had an accident or had something happen this bad.”

News 19 asked the mayor if it was normal for the police chief to attend disturbance calls.

“With us having a small department, the chief is part of the working, every day out patrolling,” he responded. “He’s out with the officers, he’s training, he does things like that with our officers.”

Luckily, Chief Williams’ injuries were non-life-threatening. News 19 was told he returned home from the hospital Monday night.

“The Sheriff texted him this morning, number one — to say he’s thankful that he can still text him today and as far as we know, he went home sometime in the night as is focusing on recovery with his family and we’re pulling for that to happen quickly,” said Swafford.

Mayor Heflin is encouraged by the outpouring of support for the Priceville Police Department.

“The community has stepped up,” said the mayor. “You know, I’ve had several people reach out and ask me if they can bring food to the family, or what could they do. I just told them prayers and cards of support. If you see a police officer out, just wave at them and let them know you support the police.”

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Decatur Police Department, Somerville Police Department, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and Priceville Police Department assisted on the scene.

Williams was placed on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted, which is a common procedure after an officer-involved shooting. News 19 was told that Sergeant Jason Willbanks will be interim chief during this time.