Ala. Deputy Fatally Shot, 2nd Wounded In Exchange

By: AP
By: AP

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say an Alabama deputy sheriff has been fatally shot and another deputy has been critically wounded while checking on a man, who was also killed.

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said the deputies were responding to a call at about 4 p.m. CST Friday expressing concern about the welfare of Michael Jansen of the Fairhope area. Authorities said deputies encountered Jansen at his mobile home and "were engaged in an officer involved shooting" when they were both shot.

Both deputies were transported to USA Medical Center in Mobile, where Deputy Scott Ward was pronounced dead. The second deputy was in critical condition early Saturday.

Authorities said Jansen "was also shot during the exchange and he was pronounced dead at the scene."

Investigator Eric Winberg told The Associated Press that authorities were sorting out what happened and not immediately releasing further details.

The county's Major Crimes Task Force was investigating the shooting


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