(AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy who was charged with assault after shooting a wanted felon at a Huntsville Wal-Mart has resigned.
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin told WAAY-TV that Deputy Brian Fulford resigned after a meeting with department officials on Monday.
Police have said Fulford was off-duty and shopping at a Wal-Mart last week when he saw a man who was wanted on a burglary warrant. Authorities have said the man ran from the store and sustained a minor gunshot wound while he was being apprehended.
The man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and Fulford was placed on unpaid administrative leave after the shooting.