1 dead after shooting involving Madison Police at Planet Fitness; 5 on leave

The Madison Police Department responded to a shooting involving a police officer at Planet Fitness, 8050 US 72.

Posted: Oct 27, 2019 5:32 PM
Updated: Oct 28, 2019 12:18 PM

One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting at the Planet Fitness on Highway 72 in Madison, according to the Madison Police Department. 

Maj. John Stringer said officers responded to check on a subject at the workout center about 4:50 p.m. Sunday. 

When they arrived and engaged with the man, it led to an alercation. Ultimately, at least one of the officers fired at the man and he was prounounced dead at the scene. 

Five Madison Police Department officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard, department policy in any officer-involved shooting.

Stringer said all five are not involved in shooting the man at Planet Fitness.

He said some are on leave to get counseling and be available for the investigation.

The scene was turned over to the Madison County Sheriff's Office to investigate as "an objective third party agency," according to Major Stringer. 

In addition to Maditon Police and the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the Madison Fire Department, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) State Troopers and Huntsville Emergnecy Medical Services Inc (HEMSI) all responded to the scene.

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