Deputy-involved shooting in Shelby County leaves 1 dead
SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. —
21-year-old Nathaniel B. Dorough was shot and killed in a Deputy involved shooting on Saturday night, October 22.
Deputies responded to a residence on the 6000 block of Old Highway 280 to try and de-escalate a domestic situation where one of the family members was mentally ill, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
When deputies arrived, they were confronted by a family member who had a weapon and charged at one of the deputies. The deputy ordered the subject to stop, but refused to comply.
As a result, the deputy used deadly physical force to protect himself and others by shooting Nathaniel Dorough.
Deputies immediately attempted medical aid and Chelsea Fire and Rescue paramedics responded to the scene. Dorough was pronounced dead on the scene however.
The Shelby County Major Case Unit has been assigned the task of investigating the incident with the Shelby County District Attorney's Office.
Sheriff Samaniego says in a post on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page: "This is a sad event and I offer my deepest condolences to Nathaniel’s family and friends. Mental health issues are one of the biggest concerns facing our country and our county. The actions taken tonight will be reviewed in depth by the District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office will be completely transparent and forthcoming with anything they need to complete their investigation."