Man killed in Jefferson County deputy-involved shooting identified

Jefferson County deputies are at the scene of a deputy-involved shooting.

According to Mayor Charles Webster, one person died following a Jefferson County deputy-involved shooting at 6384 Clay-Palmerdale Road in Clay Tuesday night.

Chief Deputy Randy Christian with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office discussed the deadly Clay deputy-involved shooting.

Christian stated that the information provided was part of a preliminary report, adding that the deputies asked ALEA to conduct an investigation on the matter.

According to Christian, an elderly woman and her son who live together in a mobile home called their landlord to report that a man was harassing them and threatening them with a gun.

The 32-year-old man was the son of the landlord. The man may also suffer from a mental illness.

The Jefferson County Coroner later identified the man who died in Tuesday night's deputy-involved shooting as Daniel Thomas Reid.

The landlord called deputies to ask them to check on her tenants' welfare, as she was not on the property. After speaking with the tenants, deputies traveled to the man's property to speak with him about the situation, and he was allegedly "combative from the very beginning."

Christian says the man started to go back into the home, which deputies did not want him to do, as he could return with a gun.

According to Christian, his deputies had to resort to using force against the man, as being tased twice didn't have any affect on him.

Christian says it was a "sad and tragic night," and that their "prayers go out to that family."

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