A manhunt is underway for a harmful gunman after an Auburn, Alabama, police officer was shot useless and two fellow officers have been harm, the native police chief mentioned.
The three officers have been met with gunfire whereas responding to a “home disturbance” on the Arrowhead cellular house park Sunday evening, Auburn Police Chief Paul Register mentioned at a information convention.
The 2 injured officers are anticipated to get well, Register mentioned.
The suspect, recognized as 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes, is at giant and described as extraordinarily harmful, Register mentioned.
Suspect recognized as Grady Wayne Wilkes. He’s thought of armed and harmful.
Officers responding to a home disturbance at a residence positioned within the 3000 block of Wire Highway have been met with gunfire. Their circumstances will not be being launched at the moment. pic.twitter.com/TvyWu44rBA
— AU Campus Security (@AuburnSafety) May 20, 2019
“We definitely wish to do all the things we are able to to take this particular person into custody,” Register mentioned, “and convey some closure to those officers and their households.”
Wilkes had not been on the radar of regulation enforcement, Register mentioned.
“That is most likely the worst day of my time right here. Phrases can not categorical the loss,” the chief mentioned. “We’re simply attempting to be there with our officers and people households proper now.”
The officers’ names haven’t but been launched.
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