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Winfield officer shoots and kills suspect; ABI investigating

{}{}{} The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer involved fatal shooting in Winfield.

{}{}{} It happened this afternoon after a three hour search for a suspect who allegedly ran from police.

{}{}{}{}Marion County Sheriff, Kevin Williams tells ABC 33/40 that around 11:30 am Monday morning Winfield officers arrived to check out a suspicious person in a car near the Hampton Inn hotel on Highway 129.

{}{}{} Police say an African Male exited the vehicle but quickly ran and lead police on a foot chase into a wooded area nearby.

{}{}{} Williams say the suspect was armed and they later discovered stolen gun in the vehicle that was also reported stolen.

{}{}{} Williams says officers on the foot chase retreated and called for backup.{} They believed the suspect was surrounded and resumed the manhunt after backup officers and helicopter for aerial vision arrived.

{}{}{} Williams says when the suspect was relocated, he allegedly fired shots and officers returned fire striking the suspect and killing him.

{}{}{}{} The suspects name has not released because ABI is investigating the case.

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