AL Deputies Shot During Welfare Check

As they searched the house, deputies made contact with an adult male in an upstairs bathroom.

Two Shelby County, AL, sheriff’s deputies are expected to recover after they were shot Wednesday morning during a welfare check at a Meadowbrook home.

Deputies were dispatched about 9:30 a.m. to the house after the homeowners called authorities asking them to check on the residence because they were out of town and concerned that their adult son might have broken in, AL.com reports.

When deputies arrived, said Sheriff John Samaniego, they found the back door had been breached.

As they searched the house, deputies made contact with an adult male in an upstairs bathroom.

“They were conversing with them, trying to get them to come out,’’ Samaniego said. “At that point, without warning, they fired on deputies, hitting two deputies.”

One deputy returned fire, but the suspect was not injured. The suspect was later taken into custody.

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