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1 dead in Pell City officer-involved shooting

ALEA is leading the investigation and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Pell City Police Department at 205-884-3334. (abc3340.com | Patrick Thomas)

A Pell City robbery suspect is dead following an early morning officer-involved shooting.

Pell City Police Chief Paul Irwin says an officer responded to the Texaco on the 1800 block of Martin Street on reports of a robbery around 3:18 a.m. An officer arrived to find an armed suspect in progress of robbing the store. Despite commands from the officer, Pell City Police say the suspect ran towards the officer with a gun. At that point the officer shot and killed the suspect.

The suspect was later identified as Jackie Germaine Ragland, 32, of Pell City.

ALEA is leading the investigation and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Pell City Police Department at 205-884-3334.

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