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April 15, 2014

Morgan deputy shoots suspect in buttock

A Morgan County deputy — Brian Fulford — shot a suspect in the buttock while trying to apprehend him at a south Huntsville Walmart today, police said.

The suspect, who had outstanding felony warrants, was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The deputy, who was off duty at the time, recognized the suspect inside the store and knew he had outstanding warrants, police said. When the deputy attempted to arrest the suspect, he fled. The deputy pursued him and fired a shot, which struck the suspect in the buttock, police said.

Huntsville Police and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation are investigating what the deputy said was an accidental firing of his weapon.

The incident occurred at 1:30 p.m. on  South Memorial Parkway near Hobbs Road.

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