KILLEN, Ala.–Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton confirms a suspect in a hit and run accident in Killen was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This happened on County Road 428 Thursday evening.
Killen police officers were searching for a suspect in the hit and run wreck when they found the vehicle matching the description. They then heard a gunshot nearby, uncertain if it was directed at them. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office was called in to assist.
Around 6 p.m. law enforcement officers found the suspect dead of a single gunshot wound near a barn that was behind a home. The person’s identity has not been released pending notification of family.