State officials investigate deadly police shooting in Hanceville

Police say the shooting happened after the suspect opened fire during a welfare check.

Posted: Aug 4, 2019 6:47 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2019 8:13 AM

UPDATE: The suspect killed in a shooting has been identified as 65-year-old Robert Clay Wilsford Sr. of Hanceville.

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The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation will be conducting an investigation into a shooting involving police in Hanceville. 

Hanceville Police say their officers were doing a welfare check at the home because family members had concerns about an individual. 

Police say officers started shooting after they were met with gunfire from a person inside the home.

The suspect was hit several times. Officials tried to give him immediate first aid, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

During the shoot-out, the officer's patrol car was hit several times, but no officers were hurt. 

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