Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Monroeville

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MONROEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An investigation is underway following a fatal shooting involving law enforcement officers in south Alabama.

It happened Wednesday night in Monroeville.  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says state troopers were assisting the Conecuh County Sheriff in the case of a person wanted for assault.

Authorities say officers tried several times to convince the person to surrender.  That’s when, officials say, the person left a home and fire multiple shots at the officers.  Authorities say officers from multiple agencies returned fire, killing the person involved.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier, Col. John Richardson and SBI Director Gene Wiggins responded to the scene.

“SBI will thoroughly investigate both the officer involved shooting and the assault in Monroeville,” Secretary Collier said. “I am very relieved that no officers were injured this evening.”